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‘Les Corps Celéstes – ‘Michael’

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Emma de Polnay
Les Corps Celéstes – Michael
Original Mixed Media Artwork on 300g white paper
Tea, candle wax, graphite, Chinese and iridescent ink
Sheet Size: H 84cm x W 59.5cm
This artwork is sold unframed
Contemporary figurative art, original life painting, abstract impressionist painting.

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. 

Size: H:84 cm x W:59.5 cm

Discover artworks by Emma de Polnay available to buy online and in our art gallery. “Contemporary dance pulls at my heart and touches me on an incredibly profound level. I feel like I’m trying to pour out the way the movement makes me feel onto the paper at speed, before that essence escapes or my reaction becomes too rationalised. I know whether a drawing will work from the first few watery marks I make. I’m also in love with stories of ethereal and mythical beings; Gods, Nymphs and Arch-Angels, so my work is often figurative but sometimes just an abstract explosion of energy. Some of my figures have notably big bottoms and seem very proud of them. I use beautiful watercolour paper, my hands, quills, reed pens, ink and wash, wax, clay, graphite, collage, blingy gold mediums and sometimes a splash of cold tea or beetroot juice.” Emma was born in London and studied art at Wimbledon Art School, going on to do a BA in fine art and an MA in set design for film at Kingston University. Her career has been an eventful journey through over a decade as an art-director for the Film and TV industry, working in-house in creative agencies and now finally focussing on her first love, making fine art. Emma is now happily Brighton based and lives and works from her home in Kemptown. To discuss works by Emma de Polnay please contact deborah@wychwoodart.com, or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.

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