Still life with fennel and snail

Still life with fennel and snail



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Surface: Wood & hardboard
  • Height: 8 centimeters
  • Width: 5.5 centimeters
  • Depth: 8 millimeters

Still life with fennel and snail :

this small painting is a still life painted in oil on a wooden support, the main subject is a simple vegetable whose presence occupies the whole painting, as if it were the portrait of an important person... This fennel serves in turn as a background on which a snail stands out, finally appearing as the main actor of this scene. Looking again we see a mayfly that seems to dominate the whole from the top of one fennel stem. In terms of symbolism the mayfly could represent the brevity of existence, the snail the effort of humans to remedy it, and the fennel the order of nature. This is only a suggested interpretation, you are free to invent your own!

• Technique: gesso coated wood board, monochrome egg tempera underpaintings and multiple layers of thin colored oil glazings ( flemish technique ). The sides are gilded with copper leaf ( patinated aspect ).

• Dimensions : 3.14 x 2.16 x 0.31 in / 8 x 5.5 x 0.8 cm

• Shipping and delivery : registered parcel with signature on delivery. Robust packaging: your painting is wrapped in silk paper, bubble wrap and a inflexible cardboard sleeve.
This small format oil painting is an unique artwork, hand painted and signed.

All my paintings are on display in my Etsy online store :

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10 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Heather Rose Partis Nov 21, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

As an artist myself, I immediately saw the quality in these miniatures. I was delighted to receive the parcel. Every possible detail and then some was observed in the packaging. Clearly, this artist is schooled in precision and quality every step of the way. I have placed my little painting among other valuables in a beloved curio cabinet. I love collecting things that have been imbued with soul.

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Till Postrach Sep 5, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Best painter on etsy, by far. I will buy more here Stéphane, i need a cat pic :)

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Sherry Cecchini Nov 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing talent and detail. Packed well and delivered earlier than expected. Not sure how to display since it is so tiny. Thanks for the beautiful cards. Nice surprise!

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Car Feb 16, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Zeer fraai miniatuurtje. Zeer tevreden.


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