Utilitas | Award Winning Artist | KRISTEL BECHARA

Utilitas

$735$870

The Story

Is it possible to identify a universal sense of beauty – a definition of beauty that can be applied to all people at all times? Don’t our ideas of beauty shift and fight and transform themselves in different times and spaces?
Marcus Vitruvius, the famous Ancient Roman architect who inspired Giacomo Andrea who in turn inspired Leonardo Da Vinci (Vitruvian Man), believed that an architect should focus on three central themes when preparing a design for a building: Utilitas (functionality), Firmitas (strength) and Venustas (beauty).
He believed that the body’s proportions could be used as a model of natural proportional perfection and showed that the ‘ideal’ human body fitted precisely into both a circle and a square, and he thus illustrated the link that he believed existed between perfect geometric forms and the perfect body. In this way, the body was seen as a living rulebook, containing the fixed and faultless laws set down by nature.

The Artwork

The artwork is hand-drawn digitally then produced in a limited edition run of 25 giclée prints.  Each painting is signed and numbered on the front. A unique Certificate of Authenticity signed the Artist is also included for each piece.

The Artwork is giclée1 print on premium natural cotton canvas, it may be ordered/shipped rolled in a mailing tube or stretched professionally on a solid wood frame in lightweight construction ready for wall mounting.

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The Story

Is it possible to identify a universal sense of beauty – a definition of beauty that can be applied to all people at all times? Don’t our ideas of beauty shift and fight and transform themselves in different times and spaces?
Marcus Vitruvius, the famous Ancient Roman architect who inspired Giacomo Andrea who in turn inspired Leonardo Da Vinci (Vitruvian Man), believed that an architect should focus on three central themes when preparing a design for a building: Utilitas (functionality), Firmitas (strength) and Venustas (beauty).
He believed that the body’s proportions could be used as a model of natural proportional perfection and showed that the ‘ideal’ human body fitted precisely into both a circle and a square, and he thus illustrated the link that he believed existed between perfect geometric forms and the perfect body. In this way, the body was seen as a living rulebook, containing the fixed and faultless laws set down by nature.

The Artwork

The artwork is hand-drawn digitally then produced in a limited edition run of 25 giclée prints.  Each painting is signed and numbered on the front. A unique Certificate of Authenticity signed the Artist is also included for each piece.

The Artwork is giclée1 print on premium natural cotton canvas, it may be ordered/shipped rolled in a mailing tube or stretched professionally on a solid wood frame in lightweight construction ready for wall mounting.

1Giclée is a very high quality and durable printing process. This giclée is a textured print with vivid colours, accuracy, and exceptional resolution. The quality is to the same standard level of display used in museums and galleries around the world.

Shipping

Paintings are delivered worldwide by first tier fast courier companies (e.g. FedEx, DHL or Aramex).

Free worldwide shipping is available for rolled canvas.

A flat shipping rate of USD 100 is applicable to worldwide deliveries for stretched canvas (except for UAE, it is free).

Sales in Japan are exclusively full-filled by New York Gallery

 

Additional information

Size

100x150cm, 60x90cm, 80x120cm

Rolled/Stretched

Rolled Canvas, Stretched Canvas