Artwork Description: Looking for a creative gift idea that you can enjoy all year round? This botanical art is executed in modern colors of lime green and deep teal on a sage toned paper adding to contemporary look of the wall art. For your home decor there are a few decorating ideas for incorporating botanical drawings. you can use one original pastel framed alone or use a whole series of botanical drawings or affordable prints.
I used bold contour lines with lots of energy and fiercely vibrant pastel colors adding to the contemporary and modern feel. A vertically hatched background of turquoise and aqua contrast beautifully with deep teal and forest green leaves. This drawing will easily add a touch of modern color to your design scheme.
Creative response to Bellini's Saint Francis currently on display at the Frick Collection in New York. Pastel drawing depicts English Ivy which was drawn in the garden court at the Frick and also appear in the painting by Bellini.
Religious Symbolism of the Botanical:
The English Ivy is an evergreen vine that can spread and fix itself on almost any surface. For this reason, it can symbolize attachment, fidelity, and everlasting affection. In antiquity the ivy was sacred to Dionysus, thus it can also symbolize sleep caused by wine and by extension, death. In the painting, the ivy can be seen flourishing from a crevice on the cliffside above St. Francis's head in Bellini's painting.
*** The initial sketch of this piece was displayed on the Museum's Website ***
Title: English Ivy
Size: 12x17.5"" ART before framing
Framing: not included~ will be approximately 22x28"" after your choice of mat and frame
Media: ORIGINAL Pastel and ink on Paper
ABOUT THE ARTIST: New York gallery artist. google SCHULMANART on the internet
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