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The Backgammon Players


The Backgammon Players Painting

Andrea Alciato


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 49.2 W x 45.2 H x 1.3 D in

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About The Artwork

Having just parted with 'The Golden Coat' in December 2016, and having been offered an opportunity to exhibit these works in Germany late in 2017, I decided to fill the gap left by its absence with another similar composition. This time, having recently looked at an excellent book on Severs and Vincennes porcelain, I was struck by how much the rich ultramarine seems to amplify and add dimension to the gold colour. This glittering quality was something I always felt I had not successfully achieved in ‘The Golden Coat’ although some of the textures painted on the embroidered floor cushion were closer to what I had in mind. The textile here is invented but based on a 19th century Japanese export brocade. The Byzantine origins of Backgammon lend themselves particularly well to the subject matter; a location of sumptuous, decadent mystery, where east and west meet with intriguing consequences.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:49.2 W x 45.2 H x 1.3 D in

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