Jasminka Gabrie, March 1, 2011
Galerie Gabrie 597 East Green St. Pasadena, California
LESSONS FROM THE PHARAOH'S TOMB, PART TWO
How often do we visit a museum or historic exhibition, gaze and marvel at the beauty, skill and talent of the artists work and then wonder where one might find some such pieces to collect today?
In 2007, captivated by Rembrandt's radiance, Margret Short produced her splendid series, "Lessons from the Low Countries." This project was inspired by the color palettes of eleven select paintings from the exhibit, "Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art." Margret replicated 17th century paints by hand grinding each pigment-colors with magical names like lapis lazuli, cinnabar, and malachite.
Captivated first in 2009 and once again in 2011 by the splendor of the Pharaohs, the newly finished project, "Lessons from the Pharaoh's Tomb, Part Two," features imagery, myths, colorful stories about gods, goddesses, and Pharaohs.
Margret replicated luscious pigments used by the ancients since 3500 BC after meticulously studying each of the ancient hues found on tomb and temple walls- azurite, red iron oxide, orpiment, and Egyptian blue frit. In addition, to be present among the original works of art is an awesome experience not to be missed at Galerie Gabrie through April 2011.
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