Small oil painting on wood, still life with copper hourglass, feather and beetle

Small oil painting on wood, still life with copper hourglass, feather and beetle

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Surface: Wood & hardboard
  • Height: 9 centimeters
  • Width: 5.5 centimeters
  • Depth: 8 millimeters

Small oil painting on wood, still life with copper hourglass, feather and beetle :

The beetle placed on the top of the hourglass is a Cetonia aurata (called the rose chafer or the green rose chafer). These two elements are matched by their golden reflections.
The feather and the small blue note might refer to the work of a scientist, a naturalist for example whose job is to classify living beings. It could also refer to the work of a painter who studies nature. The hourglass would then be the symbol of the limited time we have to perfect our knowledge of the world.

This interpretation is only a proposal, because the symbols found in this small still life are relatively universal (in the Western culture).
You are free to make the story of this little painting your own and give it a unique meaning that only belongs to you!

• 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 : 3.54 x 2.16 x 0.31 in. / 9 x 5.5 x 0.8 cm
• The painting is supplied with a small brass clip on the back so that it can be hung on the wall or any other vertical surface.

• Shipping and delivery : registered parcel with signature on delivery. Robust packaging: your painting is wrapped in silk paper, bubble wrap and a stiff cardboard sleeve.

This original small format oil painting is an unique artwork, hand painted and signed.

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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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Sherry Cecchini Nov 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful exactly as pictured. Arrived early and packed well.

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