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Detail of painting Seraph by Sylvia Thijssen.
Detail of painting Seraph by Sylvia Thijssen.
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Seraph Painting

Sylvia Thijssen

Netherlands

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 39.4 W x 59.1 H x 0.8 D in

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Seraph Welcome! Enjoy the authentic and original art by Dutch artist Sylvia Thijssen. Title of the painting: ‘Seraph’ Size: 150 x 100 cm (± 59,1 x 39,4 inches) Medium: this artwork is created with oil paint (upper layers) and acrylic paint (under layers). Painting will be shipped in a tube. Rolled works can be easily stretched (placed onto wooden stretcher bars) and/or framed by a local framer upon arrival. Dated: 2020, signed and dated on the front. Made in my studio in Breda, The Netherlands. Document of Authenticity included. ‘Seraph’ is part of the Chateau d’Arte series, a series of monumental paintings in which personal stories intertwine with old myths. Created in the tranquility of the corona pandemic, these are my painterly Grand Cru's that show a world full of visual adventure. In the mythology, Seraph is serving as a throne guardian of God. The seraphim are the highest-ranking celestial beings in the hierarchy of angels. There is a green Scarab Beetle climbing the Seraph. The angel is based on a photo of myself. I painted this canvas when my father was seriously ill. I sat next to his bed at night while he was delirious. He sculpted a round hole with his hands where he saw a gate, his hands moved as they were reaching for the rungs of the ladder that went through the gate. He saw his parents there and, to his surprise, his grandfather was there too. But he said he still couldn't let go of us. I wish him that, when it will be his time, this heaven gate and the reunion with his family and I hope he will be helped by a Seraph with magical powers to make the moment of transition a little easier. In this painting, the Seraph is also a self-portrait. And because I believe that the body is the instrument of our eternal soul that reincarnates in earthly life, I put the climbing scarab. I try to find a universal mythological image, interpreted in a personal way of painting, to represent my personal story. If you want to see the other paintings in the series and in my studio, follow this link: https://widgetviewer.photoconnector.net?widgetId=84ac6bd4-3f3a-489c-b678-13c97d59dc3d&locale=nl-NL  Let my art color your life! Sylvia Thijssen. www.sylviathijssen.nl www.facebook.com/sylvia.thijssen On youtube: Interview in my studio about the whole series (dutch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPrjF3D0Irs&t=61s

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.4 W x 59.1 H x 0.8 D in

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In a short docu I show you my latest series of paintings in my studio. In Dutch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPrjF3D0Irs&t=61s Living in a not-too-big city in the south of the Netherlands, the Dutch visual artist Sylvia Thijssen walks every day to her studio. It is a four kilometers walk wherein she crosses two small rivers. It is an excellent distance to free her mind of domestic affairs for to let the muse in. It is in this sunny, personal space that she paints her colorful canvasses, in active gestures big and small, like dancing, always trying to hear the colors sing together, searching for an energy wherein is also the peace of a moment in eternity, taking time as if the paint forms a structure that grew and matured. Thijssen is not thinking of her work as making paintings, no, these are adventures. Exciting adventures for her as a painter to make new experiences for the one who is looking at them. These adventurous paintings are meant to wander the mind and to wonder the eye. See also her website: http://www.sylviathijssen.nl

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