Museum Level Artworks
"Psyche taking the bath"
Original design from Louis Laffite (1770- 1828) & Joseph Blondel (1781-1853) for french wall paper.
Later made as fine silk hand made embroidery, 25,000 shades of fine shades of silk threads. The only original.
Size 159 x 200 cm
Free shipping world-wide, to be framed upon request in silver frame.
Originally there were 12 paintings depiciting the story of Psyche based on Jean de La Fontaine's novel "The loves of Cupid and Psyche (1669), wich was itself inspired by the story of The golden Ass by second-century Roman author Apuleius. This is one of the panoramic decoration. Original design was done in grisaille effect and 1,245 hand printed wood-blocks to create the whole composition. Originally manufactured by the famous eFrench wallpaper company Joseph Dufour et Cie, and later re-created in the second half of the 19th century by Desfosse & Karth.
The god of love Cupidon fell in love with the mortal princess, Psyche, after accidentally pricking hi,self with one of his arrows. Cupid arranged for Zephyrus, the West Wind, to bring Psyche to his domain. Upon arrival at Cupid's house, a voice tells Psyche to allow the attendants to bathe her. Psyche agrees to command of the unseen host which is the aspect of the story illustrated by our masterpiece.
If you look closely, you can spot Cupid hiding a colun on the left most panel, watching intently.
Tapestry on velvet, hand made embroidery, 3D effect, fresh water mother pearles,
4 shades of silver metalic threads, original masterpiece.
Design is after the graphics of A. Afonin, a graphical artist
Size 220 x 280 cm
Free shipping world-wide.
History of design
The idea reflects the unity of the feminine and masculine and their soul kinship. The artist left the romantis and poetic message to this design.
"Splashes of divine become the sparks of your desire. Wish the magic wings and your flight turns into immortality".