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Oil on wood, ready to hang.

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This artwork comes with an external frame

Strongly influenced by the 17th Century Dutch masters. The only physical prop used was the Nautilus shell among many in my possession, not much different to the end result in this picture. The statuette, ceramic ribbed bowl, Persian rug and everything else were purely imaginary from mind-to-brush.

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The paint medium is a recipe from the old masters, which was passed on to me by mine. The whole painting has multiple layers of paint on pre-gesso compound wood.

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Framed and ready to hang

This artwork is currently framed and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.

Framed dimensions - 83.0(W) x 98.0(H).

Artwork dimensions - 61.0(W) x 76.0(H).

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A portrait of an room or office with the books, paper, watch and Delft lidded Tobacco pot, and old long pipe. An allegory of study and contemplation.Just a few objects found in the house of a deceased uncle who was reading the paper while having his last smoke from the Ming tobacco pot (which lid is invisible behind the box.  The box with some small personal trinkets, a small checkered  pill box,  and an empty red glass flower vase, as he was a widower and did not like to see dying flowers in his house anymore. The feeling of holding something in your hands that is hundred of years old, like the pewter and the ceramic Japanese vase, gives me a feeling of agelessness. It vibrates through my entire body and to spend weeks painting something like this climaxes to an explosion in my imagination.
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