"A Child Is Born" is a recreation (not a reproduction) of a painting by Italian artist Andrea Solari or Solario. It is hand-painted digitally - after significant adjustments and the application of several filters - in a style more like the Impressionist Cezanne than Solario's original. As with most of my paintings, this one required many individual layers and multiple painting programs and filters to achieve the end result. This work is available with or without text - be sure to check my Religious and Spiritual gallery for the other version.
As I have said elsewhere, religious art dominated the art world of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Apart from portraiture, one would have been hard put to find much else until the 1600s when the Dutch school ushered in a golden age of maritime painting and homey scenes from farms and villages. This painting - a recreation of a very famous Andrea Solario painting "Virgin of the Green Cushion" - is typical of its day. Painted in 1510, Solario's works are indicative of the Milanese school of art. Another, probably even more famous painting of his, is "Salome with the Head of John the Baptist."
Thank you so much to the following for featuring this image:
APPRECIATING WORKS FROM ALL MEDIUMS - STEFON
CATHOLIC ART GALLERY - FRANK
MEMORIES AND NOSTALGIA - ALEXANDRIA
3 A DAY WAITING ROOM ART - PAMELA
IN THE MOOD - LISA
ARTISTS BEST FIVE ARTWORKS - TINA
BEAUTY - JAMES
OUT OF THE ORDINARY - LYRIC
DYNAMIC DIGITAL ART - GARETH
BEST IMAGE PROMOTION - WILLIAM
TOP DIGITAL ARTWORK - NAVIN
ART WITH FLAIR - WILLIAM
DAILY DOSE OF WISDOM - ETI
DIGITAL REALISM - ANNE
CHRISTIAN THEME ARTWORK GROUP - GEORDIE
ART FROM THE PAST - JOUKO
SIGNATURE STYLE ART - SHARON
CHRISTIAN ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY - PAMELA
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Thank you for your interest in my artwork. I am a western New York based artist with a passion for the sea and a deep love for the natural world around me. If you would like to see more, my full portfolio can be found at http://lianne-schneider.artistwebsites.com. If you enjoy my art works, please feel free to share this link with friends or share on your social networks by pushing the Pinterest, FB, Google+, Twitter or SU Buttons! Thank you! The Fine Art America Watermark will NOT appear on the finished product.
This painting, as with most of my digital paintings, is an ORIGINAL work of art created entirely on a Wacom tablet using a number of different painting programs and various genres of painting styles overlaid upon each other, much the same as the old printing process of chromolithography. In this case, the reference image is a painting in the public domain available through Wikipedia.
Because the final creations are entirely digital in nature they are considered to be original art work, not reproductions. According to the International Association of Fine Art Digital Print Makers (IAFADP), "An original digital print is not based upon using original artwork outside of the computer. The artist may use elements as source materials, such as photographs, drawings or other appropriated images (those in the public domain), but THE FINAL FORM OF THE WORK EXISTS ONLY IN THE COMPUTER AND AS THE FINAL PRINT OR AS AN EDITION OF PRINTS." Furthermore, according to ArtBusiness.com, there is a distinct difference in value between a print/scan of an original watercolor, painting or photograph "...as opposed to original digital works of art created by digital artists entirely or in part on computers which ARE considered to be unique."
Please contact the artist, Lianne Schneider, directly if you purchase this image as a giclee print on canvas, framed or unframed. A signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity is available for each canvas indicating title of the work, my name, date of creation, a thumbnail of the painting, the origin of original work if the painting is a derivative, the number of your print in the limited printing and a guarantee that the work will no longer be available to the public in a canvas format once a total of 25 canvas prints are sold from all potential vendors.
See other works by Lianne Schneider in a variety of different genres - florals, still lifes, seascapes, folk art, historical pieces, vintage recreations, modified abstracts, and macros. Perfect for home, office, hotel or hospital walls, each piece is hand-painted for quality design.
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All images are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, copied, reproduced in derivative works, displayed, published or broadcast by any means or in any form without prior written consent from the artist. My copyright does not imply rights to an underlying public domain image and I make no such claim. Copyright on works derived from or based on images in the public domain applies only to the subsequent manipulation or the digital painting resulting from my own style and interpretation. The original image remains in the public domain and such images are used in accordance with international law.
November 15th, 2014
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