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Sculpture: Pedro Fernández
Painting: Pepa Saavedra
Number of parts of the kit: 2
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING THIS BUST:
– Get ready for the coziest of the seasons.
– This fantastic sculpt of Pedro Fernández perfectly captures the delicate and feminine nature of the subject.
– It allows a lot of room for interpretation for painting.
– Our signature resin quality allows you to get the figure clean and ready in almost no time, so you may invest your precious free time in what really matters: painting and having fun.
The artistic current known as “Art Noveau” emerged as a reaction to the academicism, eclecticism, and historicism of the XIX century architecture and decoration. It found inspiration in the asymmetrical forms of nature exposed in new creations full of movement that exploited the (then) new materials available.
Besides the well-known works of architecture and other decorative arts, the Art Noveau bloomed in a relatively new discipline, illustration and printing, sometimes used to market the incipient goods of consumption of an industrialized society.
One of these new graphic artists, the Czech Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), became very well known for his illustrations, especially those made for theatre, opera, and also for commercial companies. In 1896, he created a new type of product based in his previous commercial illustrations. This new product consisted of large-scale prints without text that were sold for affordable prices and made in huge runs. The first series of these decorative prints was The Seasons, which depicted four different women with floral attires that represented the different seasons of the year. The aesthetic of these portrayals soon became a classic and an immortal influence that has been present in many artistic trends afterward.
Our bust, the third of a series of four on “The Seasons” subject, gets inspiration from these fantastic works and many other more from the same period. The fantastic sculpting and painting work by Pedro Fernández and Pepa Saavedra respectively have a certain ethereal and feminine look that suits perfectly the subject.