The artist takes a journey through the windows of your eyes and into your soul... a reflection of yourself in the golden mirror of life, and the many facets/MASKS one presents to the world at different times and places in their lifetime.
The concept is inspired from the beautiful venetian Masks, the many colourful archetypes and the Venice Carnivale. The painting itself is created in the traditional egg tempera and gold leaf of the Renaissance masters, with the medium made from scratch, not bought from an art store. The nature of the paints (egg yolk, distilled water and fine pigments mixed together) requires the careful preparation of a special gesso ground laid on a special board prepared with great love and dedication by Kiki. The same goes for the gilding process where the surface is first prepared with Bole (Armenian clay) that will later receive the beautiful gold leaf (imitation) and variegated leaf - which in turn will be burnished with a special agate tool to acquire its mirror like surface. There is certainly a sacredness and an awe inspiring feeling in following the same techniques the great masters of the Renaissance were using before oil paints were discovered!
This one of a kind artwork is close to being finalised and the artist is listing it in preparation of sharing it with the world! Being such a unique piece, Kiki knows it will be a hot commodity so she is open to interested parties that can appreciate the finer things in life to get in touch and express interest. The work will be finalised and then varnished the same way they used to do it many centuries ago, in Da Vinci's lifetime. Please let us know if you would be interested to collect The Mirror of Your Soul on its completion. More work in progress pictures and information on request.
1. A quote for local or international shipping and packaging will be provided separately. Please note that current delivery cost is an estimate only. As this is a large piece, I will have to organize quotes for the correct postage/insurance.
2. A cerificate of authenticity will also be provided as a proof of originality.
3. At the request of the buyer, the artist will also organise a gallery /floating frame (to be paid by the buyer directly to the framing provider)
Provenance / History of This Item:
This artwork is a 2015 original, signed by the artist
Image/object size (inches):
37.4 (height) 59.06 (width) 0.79 (depth)
The above image is an estimate of the size of the image/object compared to an average person. Box will only show a max 70 inches height x 70 inches width.
The Mirror of Your Soul (egg tempera and gold leaf)