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Vintage portrait of Pythia, ancient Greek priestess Artwork

Vistul Art


Mixed Media, Fiber on Wood

Size: 15.7 W x 27.5 H x 1 D in

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Once again our inspiration was Pythia, an oil painting by the great Polish symbolist painter, Jacek Malczewski. This painting is one of three works depicting Pythia, Malczewski painted in 1917. This one is distinguished by wild daffodils in her hair. Pythia was a character of ancient mythology. She was the high priestess of the Temple of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi. She was also known as the Oracle of Delphi. Threads on Wood 40x70cm/ 15,7x27.5" 15000 connections 5,5 km/ 3,4 miles of the thread 32 types/colors of the thread 356 nails ❗Please, keep in mind, that in our works ONLY and exclusively the thread (in different colors/types/thicknesses) is responsible for creating the entire picture, nothing is painted underneath. We don't use any painting technique. The work consists of nothing more than a wooden board, several hundred nails and spaced between them miles of sewing thread. Only intersecting threads of different types and colors create the whole picture. We don't use any painting technique.

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Mixed Media:Fiber on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:15.7 W x 27.5 H x 1 D in

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The Vistulart project was formed to create a series of collaborative works we had in our minds from a long time. There are two of us, Dariusz Plutecki and Dagmara Świrska, a scientific mind and a humanist. We’re both self-taught artists based in Warsaw, Poland. We’re working together as the new media art duo and it is not a secret we’re also a couple in private live. Our passionate pursuit of art was one of the things that brought us to each other over 15 years ago and got us where we’re now. We like to call ourselves a thread painters. In other words, we create artworks using nothing else but miles of a fine sewing thread in different colors, types and thicknesses. Apart from a wooden board and a few hundred steel nails, it is the threads that are our paramount medium we create the entire picture with. We work on the basis of our own technique, that has nothing to do with the classical painting technique. The threads are our sole paints, there is absolutely nothing put on the threads or underneath. Our adventure with this technique has started about three years ago, with pandemic time. Lockouts and all the stay-at-home orders turned out an opportunity for us. We have started a new chapter in our life, focusing on living for a passion. Dariusz spent long months creating a proprietary techniques and finally he got us our own working tools & methods. The complete know-how. Then it took some more months to consider we’re ready to lay our artworks before the public… Anyway, as we like challenges and constantly raise the bar higher and higher for ourselves, I believe we’re getting more proficient at what we do with each alternate artwork. We’re trying to explore new areas, being innovative by looking for new subjects no one has tried before in this technique. The main dominant motif in our works is the beauty of a human being. We’re constantly searching for an inspiration, oscillating around the issue of human condition. We also keep on developing new collaborations and planning some future exhibits. Currently, we have an ongoing partnership with two significant art galleries from Warsaw, which - especially as artists without art studies - we are proud of: We hope that our art will evoke pleasant emotions so that people can enjoy our paint-free paintings as much as we enjoy creating them. Peace! D&D About us: https://culturainquieta.

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