Here it is! I mentioned in my last post that I had recently purchased myself something special with some money left to me by my dear Great Auntie Ila.
I present "Reunited" by Melbourne artist Arite Kannavos.
Despite the fact I love art, am an artist myself and also work in the industry I have never really been in a position to acquire much art. I knew that's what I wanted to do with Ila's gift.
Something special to keep forever.
It really was most difficult to photograph!
Some closeups :)
You might be able to see there are many layers of paint, some washy, some thicker and there are even layers of metallic paint.
I just love the blues, greens, mauves and yellows.
Above you can see one of the bronze metallic patches.
It sounds a bit silly but I was also rather drawn to the title, "Reunited".
I haven't mentioned Ila's husband Max before. He passed away around 1988. He was the best! He grew the biggest carrots and didn't mind when my sister and I raided his pea patch. He had false teeth that he'd pop out to give us a laugh and then Ila would give him a telling off. I thought Ila and Max were the most fantastic couple.
Anyway, I suppose I wondered when Ila passed if she reunited with Max, having lost him so long ago. I think that's why the title of the painting resonated with me as well.
I realise not all of you will be enamoured by abstract art, but I like the way you can respond to the colours as opposed to the direct imagery of realistic art. I like the dreamy, emotive aspects of it.
Are you an abstract fan?
ps I should tell you I discovered Arite's work on the Design Files blog :)