Muse

Master-Giclée, Limited Edition of 100 pieces.

 

MEDIUM       170 x 120 cm (66.9 x 47.2 inch)

LARGE         200 x 140 cm (78.7 x 55 inch)

ABOUT MUSE

Artist: Christiane Vleugels

Land of Origin: Belgium

With this allegoric Masterpiece, Christiane Vleugels pays homage to her roots and heritage. The idea blossomed during a conversation with IBEX founder Albrecht von Stetten, who pointed out how different art was from one country to another and how artists are influenced by their heritage and culture.

 

Antwerp and its rich history stole Christiane’s heart long time ago and those influences are clearly visible in “Muse”. But there is more to this painting. Muse also pays tribute to all women around the world, . On the background we see an impression of the famous sign post of the Parisian nightclub Folies Berg re, which adds a hint of cabaret. The roses highlight the adoration and praise a Muse should get. The delicate red colour brings out the feminine touch, which stands in contrast with the muscular features of our male figures.

 

As a personal touch and ode to her model Emilie, she added a singular yellow rose especially for her. Since ‘Muse’, Christiane used Emilie in several other artworks so it is safe to say that she truly became a Muse in the more recent years of Christiane’s career, rising up like a beacon in darkness.

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.