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)

6 comments:

Mike Vatcher said...

wow, your anatomy is fantastic. these look like renaissance paintings!

Armand Serrano said...

Mind blowing task, Vladimir. This is very impressive considering the work has to be done in a traditional way. Fantastic!

Vincent Juanes said...

Really, a impressive work!!! Regards

justdoodleit said...

Stunning anatomy and classical art. Nice to note that you're from Serbia! Beautiful country & great people :)

Vladimir Bursać said...

to Mike Vatcher: Thanks Mike! Yes, one of the tasks was to get close to renaissance paintings.

to Armand Serrano: Thank you very much Armand! It was a hard work, really.

to Vincent Juanes: Thanks Vincent! Best!

to justdoodleit: Thank you very much! I really appreciate your comment. All the best!

olbrih said...

snazna muskulatura vs lavlje celjusti...Fantasticno...bar za trenutak povratak u Vatikan...Svaka cast...