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In the Venusberg Framed Canvas Replica Painting: Grande
By artist John Collier (1850-1934), in a Private Collection
Knight and poet Tannhauser worships before the goddess Venus at her legendary subterranean home in this lush painting done well after Wagner's operatic telling of the timeless tale. English artist John Collier borrowed the 15th century Italian quattrocento style to give this 20th century work a distinctly medieval flavor. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style, bright gold-toned, ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image.
- Includes picture wire and hardware for hanging. Follow simple steps in the PDF linked above.
- Please note these instructions are meant for common drywall walls. If other conditions are present, check with your local hardware store for recommendations on hardware and hanging methods.
About The Artist
John Collier (1850-1934)
English painter and writer John Collier worked in the Pre-Raphaelite style. Collier studied under the great masters of Europe and submitted portraits and subject paintings to the Royal Academy from 1870 until his death in 1934. Collier painted in a serious style featuring the figures of military captains and statesman as well as mythological female figures which usually overthrew the faith and logic of men with their feminine beauty.
Collier was Vice President as well as one of the founding members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and he exhibited no fewer than 130 paintings at the Royal Academy. Collier's paintings featured a wide variety of subjects finding inspiration in myth legend and literature and painting themes that range from Lady Godiva to The Priestess of Delphi. These works are typical of Collier: very dramatic and emotional as well as intellectual and anecdotal.
Collier's paintings have been criticized for being dull and with a flat use of paint but his unexpected use of color created a juxtaposed mood and appearance. Sourcing Collier's writings on art he encourages the artist to strictly and realistically interpret nature for paintings a standard to which he also measured his own paintings.
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Weights & Dimensions
- Grande: 35.25"Wx48.25"H framed (27"Wx40"H image size, 4.375"W frame), 11 lbs.