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Landscape with Orpheus Gm-00067001

Landscape with Orpheus Gm-00067001

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Unknown maker, Flemish, 16th century A high horizon line provides a bird's-eye view into a valley filled with moist air, and gradations of tone and atmospheric perspective define distance. Orpheus sits in the left foreground, enchanting not only the wild beasts but even the trees and rocks with the glorious sound of his sublimely beautiful music. The painting smoothly draws the viewer into the delightful landscape, beginning with the figures at lower left, progressing along the road to encounter a steer drawn to the melody's source, then continuing on as the road repeatedly winds into the background.

This artist was not chiefly interested in Orpheus, but he or she needed an excuse for painting a landscape. Artists of the 1500s usually presented their landscapes as settings for myths or Biblical stories. Despite the burgeoning market for pictures featuring landscapes, landscape was not yet considered an independent subject.

Our Cards are all printed on 100% cotton tree-free archival paper. All Cards include a recycled kraft envelope in a protective sleeve individually hand wrapped for you. Each card is printed one at a time and hand bound here in Lugano, Switzerland. We ship all over the world via SwissPost. Please allow 5-9 business days for us to make them and 5-7 business days for transit. Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


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