oakland-based artist elise creates beautifully-painted nature themes … and i’m in love. the top image reminds me of looking up through the pines at the stars while camping. and the lower image has a more earthbound — but still star-gazing — feel.
Fan. Painted by Adolphe Thomasse, French. Made for Duvelleroy, Paris, (established 1827), 1905-10. Silk, painted in gouache, with metal sequins; carved, incised, and gilded mother-of-pearl sticks and guards with piqué (inlaid) paste.
In addition to the work for CUE, I am happy to announce I will also be debuting one new piece for NARWHAL ART PROJECTS’ upcoming show,MOON ROOM! Opening october 18th, with many other talented artists! I’m excited. Here’s a detail shot of the 15" x 15" piece.
‘The Passing of Venus’ (1898). Gouache and metallic paint on cardboard by Edward Burne-Jones (1833–1898). A study for a Morris & Company tapestry. The design was used by Merton Abbey Tapestry Works to weave two
tapestries, in 1908 and 1922. The first was destroyed by fire and the
second is now at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Image and text courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.