Classic portrait art with in your face - or should that be on your face - playful fun and intrigue. Young & Battaglia, in collaboration with artist Kirin Young, bring you the ‘Butterfly Portrait’ artwork series. An engaging collection of fascinating portraits that deliver fun and mystery whilst maintaining the grand nature and elegance of traditional pre 19th century portrait art.
Throughout the series of works the butterflies find themselves a home in the painting that see them hardly
look out of place. This position is achieved by the butterfly actually performing its ability in nature and being
camouflaged in its environment. You will notice how the pallet and patterns echo that of the person’s
garments within the works.
Of course giant butterflies failed to land and pose for these portraits as they were originally, what with it
being difficult to get these winged beauties to sit in situ during the painting.
This is where the playful nature of the work comes in. The original portraits have such a familiar style and
content to us. We look upon them as something we may have seen before, because it is quite likely we
have, sans butterfly of course, or as something we have seen that is just like it and we definitely have -
barring perhaps those who skipped art at school (your favourite lesson you say?! Of course you never
skipped art at school!). To this end we look at these works a nd almost complete the mystery face in our
mind’s eye but the faces are still obscured and the mystery and intrigue still remains.
Perfect talking-point pieces of work, not out of place in your foyer, hallway or anywhere else in your home
or workplace. Immediately display your fun side, evoke imagination and provoke debate.
Visually striking and with several elements of juxtaposition these works are ones you will talk about more
than once or twice.
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