Venus is a Giclee on Canvas based on the eponymous painting by Michael Parkes. This special work of art was the showpiece of the exhibition Venus & The Female Intuition . This exhibition was organized by Marcel Salome and Claus Brusen and was shown in Denmark, the Netherlands and France.
Participating artists had to create a work of art in the theme of the exhibition. Michael Parkes does not normally participate in these types of shows but Marcel Salome asked Parkes to be the guest of honor. Because of the special bond between Marcel and Michael, and because of Marcel Salome's continued commitment to imaginary realism art, Michael agreed. The theme inspired Michael Parkes to create the beautiful painting Venus. The painting was sold in the Netherlands and now hangs somewhere in the Caribbean surrounded by water.
There are only a few remaining copies available for purchase of this Giclee on Canvas!
Michael Parkes says about this work: "Venus is the Roman name for the Greek goddess, Aphrodite; Generally, Venus is the goddess of love and sensuality. Venus represents the descent of divine feminine energy into the physical world. The waters of the sea can be seen as the tumultuous emotional body of humanity. She is the balance for the present distortion of aggression on earth. Her presence is of calm, knowing, patience, and love. Her tools are not the swords of the battle field but of beauty and harmony. I have used the flying figure before in my paintings. He represents the announcements of a major cosmic event. Here he is announcing a divine being, or consciousness, descending into a physical from to help the earth. The mask that Venus is holding is the mask of sorrow, confusion, and misery. Behind the mask, there is the promise of what this feminine energy brings. Take the symbolism for what it is. It is not important to understand or even agree with the symbols I use. What I do want is to offer my art to people to enjoy and enhance their lives with the beauty of color and light.
The Giclees on Canvas meet the quality standards set by museums and collectors. They are made using archival inks and are printed at the maximum resolution. They are finished with an additional UV top coating to make the colors even more realistic.
All canvas editions of Michael Parkes are Certified Art Giclees on 450 grams canvas. They are signed and numbered by Michael Parkes and they all come with a certificate of authenticity.
Artist Michael Parkes (1944, USA) is one of the world’s leading artists in the field of Magic Realism. Michael Parkes is a painter, sculptor and stone lithographer and creates paintings, sculptures and lithographs. His timeless artworks are collected by important private collectors, celebrities and museums around the world.
Marcel Salome of Salome Art Venture has been Michael Parkes' master printer since 2002 and both have been friends for decades. The artworks of Michael Parkes that are sold by Salome Art Venture therefore belong to the highlights of his ouvre.