Tuesday, December 2, 2008
"Creation" - The Manual&Co mural
In 2002/03, I was working on studing and painting 48 square meter ( 4x12 m ) composition "Creation" for The Manual&Co, leather goods company from Novi Sad, Serbia, town where I am currently living. The painting is placed in The Manual&Co store in Zmaj Jovina Street 18, in Novi Sad.
On this painting I depicted a street in imaginary ancient town with different kind of craftsman and workers, and with accent on people practice traditional leather treating crafts. Some of the figures I painted were inspired by the works of famous artists like Michelangelo, Puget, Veronese...
Composition was divided in 12 pieces 2x2m, which I was painting two by two and after each pair was finished, they hung it on the ceiling of The Manual&Co exhibition room-store. I painted it with oil colors on very thin woodpanel, curved on the metal frame to follow curve of the ceiling. After the all 12 pieces were hung, I fixed and painted gaps between them.
Here are some studies and details from the finished painting. Photos of the painting were taken under very bad lighting conditions and you'll notice a distortion because the surface is curved ( speccialy on the image with marble blocks ).
Hope you'll find something you'll like. :o)