Young & Battaglia
Pastiche of Rembrandt Artworks
A Rembrandt portrait that's given a minimalist new twist. This playful pastiche of one of Rembrandt's artworks cloaks the subject in total darkness, so that all that's left is a hand holding a pair of lace gloves. The original portrait by the Dutch master now hangs in the National Gallery of Ireland. Artists Young and Battaglia have added a level of mystery to his artwork - by removing everything from the image except a hand.
While this is certainly a parody art canvas, it's still rather thought provoking. It invites us to use our imaginations and conjure up our own ideas. What does the rest of the picture look like? Is the person sitting in darkness out of sight, or have they disappeared completely? What sort of an expression is the missing person wearing - and what about their outfit? By using our mind's eye we can have a different person in the frame each time we look at it - so this piece of quirky wall art will never lose your interest.
Hand Holding Gloves is part of a series of pastiche pieces where classical paintings are reinvented - removing or obscuring the person in each portrait. Some disappear into darkness, leaving just their hands behind as in this example, together with Hands of King Charles and Hands Holding Flower. Others are made completely invisible, such as Girl without a Pearl Earring and Military Costume without Old Man. Others have their faces hidden - like our version of the Mona Lisa, or the Young Woman with a Facial.
If you're looking for a statement piece of wall art this is a wonderful choice. It's both classical and contemporary, beautiful yet fun. It's a framed canvas that comes in four sizes to suit any space or room. It will work beautifully as a feature piece or as part of a gallery wall.
Frame: Classic wooden Black box frame(3.2cm depth)
Material: 280g Matte polyester canvas, natural Birch wood box frame
Lead Time: 1-2 weeks.