Angelina Jolie’s bare post mastectomy portrait up for sale
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has taken a very brave step by getting her two boobs removed to prevent high chance of cancer. Jolie had a high chance of breast cancer and according to doctors advise, she underwent double mastectomy. She has become a source of inspiration for all those who have high chance of breast cancer and she also became a subject of Swedish artist Johan Andersson's latest oil painting that features the 37-year-old in a bare posture post her double mastectomy.
The portrait will be put up for auction and the sum that will be fetched from the painting will be donated to a nonprofit organization 'Falling Whistles' to support peace campaigns for in Congo, reported Ace showbiz.
Andersson says he could relate to Jolie's story because he
too lost his mother because of cancer.
"My mother had aggressive breast cancer when I was 15. The thought of her having to have a mastectomy really scared me and she was fortunate enough to have surgery without the mastectomy," Andersson said.
"The recent news about Angelina stirred an anxiety
within me leading me to paint this portrait. There is an underlying awkwardness
in her demeanor in juxtaposition to the natural beauty of her face,"
Andersson is the man behind the posthumous portrait of Amy Winehouse.