Mineheart Canvas – Still Life (Gold Edition). A bold mixture of past and present, these pictures contrast black and white traditional still life tableaux with eye popping gold paint. The Still Life canvas symbolises a wealth of riches, the cut glass decanters, gold vessels and damask and velvet drapes contrast with the gold paint that overflows through the still life. Both portrait and frame are digitally printed onto the canvas itself.
The creators of Mineheart, designers Brendan Young and Vanessa Battaglia “believe that the objects we surround ourselves with everyday should be more than just functional, they should be made of stories, love, art and poetry in order to meaningfully exist”.
Launched in 2010 by the founders of design consultancy Young & Battaglia, the company name Mineheart was inspired by the Shakespearian quote: “Mine eye and heart…” to symbolise their dual passions; love for tradition and eye for contemporary design which are combined in often surprising and delightful ways within the Mineheart collection.
Key to Mineheart’s ethos is the support of British design and manufacturing. Most Mineheart products are designed, made and assembled in the UK, this enables more control over production and quality, giving greater flexibility and the ability to offer custom made and bespoke pieces for clients. They are all made by passionate people, who love, live and breathe their craft.
Designers Young & Battaglia playfully blur the boundaries between the frame and the artwork by superimposing fragments of colour over a traditional neoclassical portrait and frame, both of which are digitally printed on to the canvas itself. Winters Morning refracts sombre tones to bring a hint of mystery to the piece.
Dimensions: H:508mm x W:406mm x D:40mm