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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 23.23 in. x W 16.54 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 23.23 in. x W 16.54 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 23.23 in. x W 16.54 in.
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Lyubena Fox
Skull and Butterflies - Oil Painting Colors Red Black Brown Beige Grey White

2020

$17,085.07

About the Item

"Skull and butterflies " Oil on canvas (Painting with restored frame 19th century 83x66 cm.) Comes with symbolism plaque/label* Through philosophy the mind flourishes The human mind (portrayed by the skull) flourishes and thrives (depicted by the butterflies, used as a positive symbol and symbolize resurrection) through philosophy and understanding oneself (books represent knowledge). Just like the caterpillars metamorphose into butterflies, able to grasp more of the world, the mind has the ability to transform and gain a greater comprehension. Painted entirely from life The Painting’s Qualities Lyubena Fox’s paintings are painted in several layers, using both the transparent and opaque qualities of oil paint. Each layer is applied after the previous has dried which makes the painting withstand time. It also creates a glowing, three-dimensional effect, which is due to the different layers showing though each other. These paintings are painted following the logic of how the eye perceives: seeing the details in the context of the form. To create a fulfilling experience, the images are composed of places, full of detail for the eye to explore and places where the eye can rest. “The impressions of Lyubena's paintings on the viewer is so mighty, mesmerizing, grand, that it paralyzes the imagination with its realistic perfection. Her paintings bring emotion of drama, mystery, love, desire and energy, represented by the vast creative power of her talent.” Bio Lyubena Fox was born in 1994 in Sofia, Bulgaria. 2013 she graduated from the National school of fine arts Bulgaria, specializing in illustration. The same year she moved to Florence, Italy to study painting with John M. Angel and in 2016 graduated from Angel Academy of Art Florence, after which she studied with Alessandro Dari. 2017 she has two solo exhibitions in Sofia. 2018 Lyubena has three of her paintings qualified as ARC finalists and later in May studies painting with her favorite contemporary painter Roberto Ferri. In September she wins a scholarship from the Art Renewal Center Artist statement My work opposes the fast-paced consumerism and stressed ways of the society nowadays. It pays its respect to art history and it shows how much we can learn from our past in order to live and create to our fullest now. My work suggests, in the way it's painted, that you can also choose how paint/live your life accordingly to what you truly crave, despite what the current fashion is. The knowledge of the materials used and the chemical reactions towards their surroundings has been applied to create these works of art, which will last in time.
  • Creator:
    Lyubena Fox (1994, Bulgarian)
  • Creation Year:
    2020
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 23.23 in (59 cm)Width: 16.54 in (42 cm)Depth: 0.79 in (2 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Sofia, BG
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU98137292772

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