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Acrylic on wood, ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

This artwork comes with an external frame

This painting is framed as shown in the 2nd image. Framed size is 50 x 50cm.

“L’oiseau bleu” was inspired by the extravagance of the Rococo period. Prior to painting my mood was light-hearted so I knew I had to include the bluebird as a symbol of happiness. After doing some research on the bluebird I came across some of the first fairy tales ever written by Madame d’Aulnoy. Her tale “L’oiseau bleu” centres around the beautiful, kind-hearted Florine. All is done to prevent her from marrying her Prince Charming who is cruelly turned into a bluebird. My painting is a tribute to the tale and the strong hold love can have over one’s heart.

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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 - 50.0(W) x 50.0(H).

Artwork dimensions - 34.0(W) x 34.0(H).

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All art by Melissa Hartley

Banksias in a silver ornate metal vessel casting a shadow on a wooden tableBlue petunias in pot with purple lamp and blue satinStill life contrasts with our lives today which are dynamic, moving and constantly shifting, so there is definitely a strange irony in my work. I’m trying to suspend time, but it is still a reminder of our mortality, transience, and that things will fade and pass. Time becomes precious.
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