Venus with a Mirror is one of the masterpieces of Italian art painted by the Venetian artist Titian. My sculpture playfully manipulates the nude Venus in that painting. A photograph of that oil has been digitally manipulated to make it Venus appear breathless before a necklace on a nearby stand.
To complement the green-blue tones of the wall and the aqua tone of the Murano glass beads in the necklace, the display stand is covered in velvet in a shade of green similar to that often used by Titian. The flesh tones of Venus are matched by the beige tones of the mother of pearl in the necklace.
The necklace is designed with an especially good quality and cut of citrine (a semiprecious stone), mother of pearl, freshwater pearls and Murano glass encasing gold foil. Additional materials include a dollhouse miniature, wood, velvet and paper.
Custom framed with museum glass in a sophisticated deep wooden frame in collaboration with Chevy Chase Art Gallery, Washington, DC.
Frame color: Black
Size (in inches): 12.5 x 10.75 x 4 Ready to hang.
Be Still My Heart
- This mixed media work playfully revolves around a depiction of Venus in a famous oil painting by the renowned Italian artist Titian. A photograph of a portion of his painting was digitally manipulated to make it appear that Venus is so taken with the necklace displayed nearby that she leans out of her golden frame to get a better look.