"Currants" 40x30 inches
"Currants" 40x30 inches
"Currants" 40x30 inches
"Currants" 40x30 inches
"Currants" 40x30 inches
"Currants" 40x30 inches
"Currants" 40x30 inches
"Currants" 40x30 inches
"Currants" 40x30 inches
"Currants" 40x30 inches
Regular price$2,500.00
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Print on Canvas 40x30 inches, Signed and Numbered Giclee Limited Edition

Let's immerse ourselves in the captivating world of Alexei Antonov's picturesque canvas "Currants"

🎨 Title: "Currants" 📏 Size: 40x30 inches 🎨 Medium: Oil on original canvas 🎨 Style: Harmonious blend of rural classic aesthetics with a modern twist 🖌️ Technique: Multi-layered painting, clearly influenced by the Flemish school

In this refined composition, Antonov invites us into the scene of a tranquil still life. Let's explore the elements adorning this canvas:

Stone ledge: Our journey begins on a weathered stone ledge, steeped in time and history. It sets the stage for an elegant arrangement.

In the center, a partially peeled melon reveals its tender flesh, meticulously painted in the style of realistic still lifes. This bright yellow melon with the sweetest flesh peeking through cool half-shadows. Its vivid yellow hue contrasts with the surrounding muted tones, perhaps symbolizing fleeting sweetness or satiety.

Graceful pears and peaches are scattered everywhere, their rosy reds and soft pinks evoking thoughts of temptation and innocence. Each fruit carries its own story, awaiting unraveling.

Despite the rural setting, a Crystal decanter graces the table, suggesting vodka with a small glass beside it. The decanter, elevated and capturing an otherworldly light, hints at hidden depths—perhaps a vessel for memories or secrets.

Red currants: Pouring generously from intricately painted faience vessels, these raspberry gemstones draw attention. Their richness symbolizes abundance, life force, and aptly reflects the painting's title.

Celebration of country life, objects on a dark surface reminiscent of Rococo still lifes, the celebration of rural existence—evoking memories of Dutch genre scenes.

Gently fluttering above, butterflies infuse life into this serene scene. Their wings carry whispers of metamorphosis and fleeting beauty.

An elegant damask tablecloth drapes luxuriously with intricate patterns. Its folds create shadows, adding depth and dimension. Perhaps it conceals secrets or memories.

Against the velvety darkness, each element stands out, its forms and colors heightened. The background becomes a silent participant, framing the narrative with dark-white and yellow, intricate fruit compositions.

Antonov's brushstrokes weave classic techniques with modern sensations. As we gaze upon "Currants," emotions awaken within us—yearning for simplicity, reverence for life's small wonders.

And there it is—a glimpse of a timeless moment, frozen in layers of oil and canvas.

Giclee

Giclee (pronounced zhee-klay), giclee is a neologism derived from the French word “gicleur” which means “nozzle”. It is a fine art digital print made using inkjet printers. The name was originally applied to fine art prints it is a high-quality printing method used to reproduce fine art, including paintings and photographs. It involves using high-resolution printers and archival inks to create museum-quality prints that are often virtually identical to the original artwork in terms of color, detail, and texture. Giclee prints are known for their exceptional clarity and longevity.

Limited Edition

A Limited Edition refers to a set number of art prints that are produced from an original artwork. The artist decides the total quantity in the edition.  Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. and once that number is reached, no more prints are made. Limited editions are often preferred by collectors because they are considered more exclusive and valuable than open editions. The serial number indicates the number of the individual print and the total number of prints made in the limited edition series ex:12/500.

 Embellished Giclee


Limited Editions Embellished Giclee is a specific type of Giclee print that has been further enhanced by the artist. In this process, the artist adds hand-painted details or embellishments to the Giclee print, making each piece unique. These embellishments can include brushstrokes, texture, and other elements that give the print a more personalized and authentic feel. An artist paints or draws in areas of choice to add texture, making a giclee look even more like an original than it already does. Limited Editions Embellished Giclees are typically produced in a limited quantity, and each one is signed and numbered by the artist. By the end of the print run, each individual work will retain its value over time.

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