This is a diptych painting of the serie "Relatives", which is supposed to investigate on the perception of family relationships and the sentimental involving in them. I realized it from an authentic picture of early XX century, representing two unknown men, maybe father and son. The title of the artwork is taken from what the photo had written on the back. I first realized the two drawings with pencil, with chiaroscuro technique, than I colored them with watercolours, acrylics and inks, like photographer once colored black and white photos by hand.
The paintings are applied on a little vintage wooden box.
PLEASE NOTE: the paintings are glued directly on the box, so don't try to remove them or you'll tear them up. The vintage box is supposed to be an essential part of the artwork. Since the box is a vintage item, you will find some little signs of use; using a vintage item was essential to give the sensation of pictures lost and found after decades, as the original photos which inspired me were. This painting can't be hanged, but can be directly put on tables and furnitures as a standalone framework. Make your hosts enjoy the pleasure to open the box and find the two portraits inside!
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vintage wooden box, 200 gsm Fabriano paper, indian inks, watercolours, pencil, acrylics