About this work of Art
Emma de Polnay
Les Corps Celéstes – Gabriel
Original Mixed Media Artwork on 300g white paper
Tea, candle wax, graphite, Chinese and iridescent ink, clay and glitter
Sheet Size:H 84cm x W 59.5cm
In Medieval theology, the Archangels are said to be the guardian angels of nations and countries. They are concerned with the issues and events surrounding politics, military matters, commerce and trade – so not just flying about looking pretty! Given the state of the world at this time in our history, I feel we are in great need of some ‘angelic mite’
The ‘Les Corps Celéstes’ (celestial bodies) series, interpret what some of these angelic beings might look like; always nude, androgynous and powerful yet playful.
Emma de Polnay was born in London. She now lives and works in Brighton, East Sussex as an artist, designer and MD of My Special PA – Bespoke PA Services for Creative Professionals. Emma studied art at Wimbledon Art School and did a degree in fine art at Kingston University, going on to do an MA in design for Film and Television. After working on set design for 10 years Emma rediscovered her passion for drawing and painting. Emma’s collection of figurative artworks on paper, have been created in a series of dynamic and intensive life drawing workshops. Emma combines naturally derived materials such as quills, reed pens, clay, chalk and ink with hot acrylic paint colours, glittery and iridescent mediums and found mixed media. She has also developed a series of mixed media abstract drawings and paintings using many of the drawing and mark making techniques she uses for her figurative pieces.
- Size : H 84 cm x W 59.5 cm