HYPATIA'S SCHOLARLY WORLD REVOLVING IN GOLD - Framed

HYPATIA'S SCHOLARLY WORLD REVOLVING IN GOLD - Framed

£625

Original Gold Cyanotype. Cyanotype, handmade paper, 24-carat gold leaf.

Handmade recycled cotton rag paper:
150gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / Medium Rough

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by respected academic and tragic heroine Hypatia. One of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria, she was one of the first women to study and teach mathematics, philosophy and astronomy. Widely known for her love of learning and public speaking, her reputation as a great female scholar, honoured astronomer and prominent thinker, transformed Hypatia into a feminist icon and empowering role model for female intellectuals in modern times.

Technique
Hypatia's Scholarly World Revolving In Gold was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, a photogram of a wasp nest combined with hand-painted chemigrams creating planetary structures. After coating the handmade paper with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large-scale negative is contact printed onto the paper by exposure to daylight (UV rays). The print is then processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution. It can then be hung to dry, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours. Once the image is fixed it is hand finished with 24-carat gold leaf.

Signed by the Artist.

'Own Art' Option Available - Contact the gallery for further information.

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Dimensions:

Height 31 cm / 12 "
Width 31 cm / 12 "
Depth 3 cm / 1 "