The Urn

Master-Giclée, Limited Edition of 100 pieces.

 

SMALL       100 x 150 cm (39.4 x 59 inch)

MEDIUM     120 x 180 cm (47.2 x 70.9 inch)

LARGE       140 x 210 cm (55 x 82.7 inch)

ABOUT THE URN

Artist: Gabriel Picart

Land of Origin: Spain

An explosion of gilded loveliness takes us on a trip into reality, laced with historical fantasy. The painterly execution with a flawless treatment of illumination adds to the mystical atmosphere of the scene. The textures of the deeply symbolic objects, precious fabrics, firm skins, and the pushing clouds, leave us gazing from one perfect detail to the next. The brilliant colors in this work are not vulgar or loud but hushed and dreamy, from the luminous cast of gold upon it.

Still as a stone, Cleopatra floats mid-air and presents as the center of the universe. Amid the golden glow of a cloudy, setting sun, the vessel, cargo, and passengers gently make their way to a solemn destination.

Adorned with a cornucopia of carefully placed urns, fruits, statuettes and goblets all with their own, deeply specific meaning, this piece could easily render many thoughts among viewers who recognize these objects in all their symbolism. Given the rich detailed tapestry of these interlocking layers, there lies an essay, yet to be written.

“The Urn” also serves a contemporary commentary function on the status of Catalonia, within or next to the Kingdom of Spain, which Gabriel hopes can be peacefully and democratically determined through the ballot box (hence “The Urn” in the scene and in the title).

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.