The Lovers by Mark Sheeky

G279B The Lovers
Oil on panel
Oct 2011, Size 274x472 mm

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About this painting
The centre panel for The Love Reliquary, a gilded cabinet which opens to display three paintings.

The reliquary is a memento of a romance and this painting depicts the embrace of love, but one now turned into stone. Lichens and cracks show the age of the statue, but even as a memory the scene and therefore reminiscence is still beautiful.

The blue tit and the heart in the sky reference to an earlier painting of mine, The First Grasp Of Rebirth. The landscape from that painting is reflected in the red silver heart.

A silver jewel with gemstones is present on this painting, visible through the hole in the cabinet door.

Technical details
The silver object is magnetic is held firmly in place by a second magnet on the back, but it's also removable.

Limited Edition Giclée Reproduction (Limited To 100)
Price: £125.00
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