Armored

Master-Giclée, Limited Edition of 100 pieces.

 

MEDIUM     150 x 115 cm (59 x 45 inch)

LARGE       180 x 140 cm (70.9 x 55 inch)

ABOUT ARMORED

Artist: Christiane Vleugels

Land of Origin: Belgium

“When I first met Emilie she was a woman with an immense, empowering beauty, but her complexity also exhibited a vulnerable state. It was obvious that life had dealt her a fair share of struggles. Though she had fought to overcome darkness from her past, I could see that she was still in a place where trust and hope were distant memories held in simpler times.”

A natural progression of conversations and photoshoots led Christiane to present the model in a nearly bare form, lightly clad while combining elements of her emerging new trust with a proverbial armor, symbolized in the form of a bold, mesh dress. She faces forward with direct eye contact that alludes to confidence, but pulls at the mesh dress that reminds us of moat, securing her rights.

Such is the role of an artist to mix the elements of how things were and who we’ve become in that wake. Subjects don’t always appear easily framed with one singular emotion. Christiane has captured a range of emotions in this delicately rendered painting of a courageously armed, bronze beauty.    

ABOUT THE MASTER-GICLÉES

We use the highest possible, colour tested printing process in the IBEX ArtLab. The Master-Giclées are overseen by the artists themselves to ensure that they are exactly as the artists want them. All used materials for the Master-Giclées are acid-free, so they will not turn yellow or go brittle. We use archival pigment inks which have the longest lifespan of any ink currently known.

At IBEX, we believe in providing the highest quality Master-Giclées to match the high quality of our artists. All pieces are produced in our own print, varnishing and framing facilities in Germany. From start to finish each work of art is handled personally by a master printer with more than 20 years of experience in the fine arts.