Visions of Another Continent

– The Artist’s Inspiration –

by Fernando Paramio

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The artist’s inspiration

The point of view of this fabulous sculpture of Velazquez, created by Aniceto Marinas in 1899 and located next to the Prado Museum, permits to appreciate two relevant traits of the genius painter: his artistic facet as well as his knightly and courageous one. These two attributes, his adventurous spirit and his sensitivity, help to form this artwork, in which Velazquez appears surrounded by 4 rainbow lorikeets from the Australian subtropical forests, with an outfit that emulates their colors.

This piece represents a reciprocal relationship: on the one hand, these flashy birds seem to be the whimsical occurrence of a brilliant painter (observe the tip of the brush, which shows the colors that make up the parrots); and on the other hand, the painter’s clothing appears tinged with the same tones of the birds, as if it was the beauty of nature which causes for the first time the sensitivity love art or to become an artist.

Significance of the artwork: 

The Artist’s Inspiration teaches us that it is not only important to cultivate our artistic sensitivity and to protect the environment; it is also a need to be brave, to have courage throughout our lives

Social commitment:

A portion of the profits from the sale of this artwork will be donated to a project to protect birds at riskMore information about this project will be available soon.

 

Default Editions

First collectors may choose the maximum number of editions

Editions may be still available

Technical info

Year

End of creation: 2018

Location

Brisbane – Australia

Prado Museum – Madrid – Spain

Main gear

Canon EOS 5Ds-R & 5D mark III

Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

 

Print relevant info

Printed by the author using his own printer (total quality control)

Printer: Canon Imageprograf PRO-6000 (outstanding quality)

Inks: original Lucio PRO inks (12 pigmented inks)

Museum quality paper (norm 9706; long-lasting properties) 

Canson Infinity Platinum Fibre Rag 310 g/m2 (Palace Edition)

Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique 310 g/m2 (rest of editions)

Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 g/m2 (matte) also available

White margin for signing and numbering (information below) 

With certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered

Scale, dimensions & margins

A3 Edition

Total size: 29.7 x 42 cm – 11.7×16.5″

Image size: 24 x 36 cm – 9.4 x 14.2″

White margin: 2.85 x 3.0 cm – 1.1 x 1.2″

A2 Edition

Total size: 42 x 59.4 cm – 16.5 x 23.4″

Image size: 34 x 51 cm – 13.4 x 20.1″

White margin: 4 x 4.2 cm – 1.6 x 1.7″

Gallery Edition

Total size: 74 x 111.8 cm – 29.1 x 44″

Image size: 66.7 x 100 cm – 26.3 x 39.4″

White margin: 3.7 x 5.9 cm – 1.5 x 2.3″

Museum Edition

Total size: 111.8×167.7cm – 44×66″

Image size: 100x150cm – 39.4×59.1″

White margin*: 5.8×8.85cm – 2.3×3.5″

Château Edition

Total size: 127.0 x 190.5 cm – 50 x 75″

Image size: 115 x 172.5 cm – 45.3 x 67.9″

White margin: 6 x 8.85 cm – 2.4 x 3.5″

Palace Edition

Total size: 152.4×228.6 cm – 60×90″

Image size: 140x210cm – 55.1 x 82.7″

*White margin*: 6.2×9.3cm – 2.4×3.7″

* A different white margin width is possible under request

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