'The Mary Caught in a Storm' after Ivan Aivazovsky
DescriptionMiniature enamel painting. A handmade copy of the painting with the same title by Ivan Aivazovsky. Framed by Zigura Art Manufactory, bronze, silvering. This miniature enamel painting was awarded twice in 2016 — by The Geoff Hunt Memorial Award at the Annual Exhibition of Hilliard Society of Miniaturists (Wells, United Kingdom), and by Gold Memorial Bowl Honourable Mention at the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (London, UK). The Hilliard Society is one of the foremost miniature art societies in the UK, bringing together miniature art collectors and artists from around the world, and dedicated to encouraging greater appreciation of this specialised art form. It was founded in 1982 in Wells, Somerset and in 2016 the Society celebrated it's 34th Anniversary. The name was chosen being appropriate to the South West as Nicholas Hilliard was born in Exeter, Devon and became portrait miniaturist to the court of Queen Elizabeth I. The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers was founded in 1896 by Alyn Williams who was the first President. The Society's Inaugural Exhibition, held in 1896 in the Modern Gallery, was the first to be devoted exclusively to contemporary miniatures and was an immediate success. King Edward VII granted the Royal Charter in 1905. In 1926 the RMS extended its welcome to other forms of miniature art. Recognition of this wider scope was officially confirmed when Sculptors and Gravers were added to its name by Royal Command of King George V. The Society's Aims are to Esteem, Protect and Practise the traditional 16th Century art of miniature work, emphasizing the infinite patience needed for its fine techniques.
|Enamel paint, Copper
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7 x 12 x 1 2.76 x 4.72 x 0.39
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