Your cart
Close Alternative Icon

Svetlana Kurmaz

GIRL WITH ARTICHOKES

  • Artwork Information
  • Artist's Description
  • ***
  • Natural, Warm Wall Art with a light fleur of Minimalism and Art Deco style. Original Oil Painting. The Artwork creates a lively & colorful focal point that adds joy to any room.


    GIRL WITH ARTICHOKES
    Svetlana Kurmaz
    oil on canvas
    Size (HxWxD) in CM: 100 x 80 x 2 CM
    Size (HxWxD) in INCHES: 39 x 31 x 1 INCHES
    2015

  • Artist’s Description:

    Sometimes I come up with artworks as if I were making a movie. That is, I see my characters, I understand them, but I tell my visual story in one frame. Since this is a painting, it has its own laws: to collect all the time in an instant and find such an image so that the viewer himself can imagine all the possible options for the development of the plot. Sometimes it’s very difficult to remember how this or that visual story was formed and an artwork appeared. What are the details of the puzzle? A sketch of an interesting movement in a sketch book, three months of living in Florence, funny name and beautiful artichoke shape, an elegantly dressed woman in an evening tram, seen and somehow holding my attention, almost monochrome combination of deep cold green and warm noble gray. All this together is somehow melted, mixed , often in secret even from the author, and the painting is obtained. Honestly, I can’t remember what exactly this painting was brought to life. Or did this female character just ask me on canvas? And why is she holding this artichokes in her hands? There is a certain intimacy in this gesture. In connection with it, many beautiful associations appear, including personal ones. I painted this artwork, trying to find the personal touch of the character through movement, gesture, color, clothes. Here, as in many of my paintings, the influence of the style of the 30s is noticeable: a clear line, local color relationships, even the character and clothes of the models remind that time. The artwork is painted by imagination in a minimalist style by brush.

  • ***

  • COMMISSION
  • CONTACT
  • NEED TO KNOW


  • Artist have 4-6 commission slots available each year.  Please see our FAQ on page below for instructions. 
    Artist like to ensure that each client's piece is unique, so their never set out to exactly replicate a specific painting. But their happy to create a different version of an existing painting, that is similar yet unique!   

    •  

    • Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
      Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.

      I am interested in commissioning a piece of art but have never done so. Where do I begin?
      Down Arrow Icon Minus Icon

      Commissioning art is a fun and unique experience. No matter if you are a first-time art buyer or a seasoned collector, XPallery is here to make the process easy and enjoyable. The following five FAQs will give you an overview of the process. If you have an idea for a special artwork, send us an email at info@xpgallery.com and we can discuss the next steps.

      How much will it cost to commission an artwork?
      Down Arrow Icon Minus Icon

      Commissioned pieces are priced based on the size, medium, and complexity of the piece, and the artist's sales history. Commissioned artworks will be more than comparable pieces in the artist's portfolio [in terms of size and medium]. This is due to the fact that the artist must spend time to consult with you about the project, create any necessary preliminary sketches, and take time away from their normal art practice to create your commission.

      Do I pay for commissioned artwork before or after the piece is complete? May I return a piece I've commissioned?
      Down Arrow Icon Minus Icon

      Before the artist begins working on your commission, we take a 50% non-refundable deposit. This assures that the artist will be paid for their time and materials. Once the piece is complete, we will send you a high resolution image of the work. If you accept it, we will charge your credit card the remaining 50% and ship the piece to you. If for some reason you are not entirely satisfied when you see the image, we can work with the artist to make small changes. There are no returns once you take possession of the art.

      How long does it take to commission an artwork?
      Down Arrow Icon Minus Icon

      The time will vary depending on the size, medium, and complexity of the piece, and the artist's schedule, but typically commissions take ten to twelve weeks to complete.