"Women of fashion" giclee on paper L.E. of English artist E. Asher
Limited Edition Giclee on paper of original watercolor "Women of fashion" of English artist Elizabeth Asher.
Giclee is available in a limited edition of 100 on paper, measures 20x28 inches (50x70cm)
Each giclee has name and number on a back of a giclee Original price of this giclee is 800 $!
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You can see and buy this original watercolor in our gallery "Gallery-2000". Price of thу original watercolor is 19 000 $
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What is Giclee:
Giclee printing is widely recognized as being the highest quality of all existing fine art printing methods. Many museums of world have made Giclee editions a permanent part of their collections. Our giclees are created from original paintings and watercolors, using the finest quality ink and canvas and paper. These inks can assure the art image on Giclee to last for 100 years.
About artist: Asher Elizabeth (1921 – 1999)
We know Elizabeth Asher's watercolors as marvelous sketches of old England at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Asher sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret, were born at the beginning of the 20th century in England in the resort town of Bath. The sisters themselves were from a well-to-do family and when she was a small girl and a young Lady, Elizabeth actually saw and wore the beautiful outfits she portrays in her watercolors. The fashionable, aristocratic resort presented a myriad of opportunities like that. Of course, after World War II fashion changed considerably, but what makes Elizabeth Asher's watercolors so dear to us is that she captured that wonderful time known as the "Belle Epoque" through the eyes of a first-hand observer.
Each Elizabeth Asher watercolor is like a short history from the lives of aristocrats at the beginning of the 20th century. We see beautifully attired people: ladies, gentlemen, children and governesses. Each outfit is an imprint of that beautiful epoch and provides invaluable information for clothing historians. Elizabeth Asher's heroes stroll down marvelous lanes of the old city, conversing with one another and admiring the landscape. The ladies often walk their small dogs. The Asher sisters traveled a lot and their families had a villa in Italy. So we also see in many watercolors unforgettable Italian landscapes.
The old English school of painting is palpable in Elizabeth Asher's watercolors. Proportion between landscape and people is observed in her watercolors. Landscapes are well-detailed and figure as prominently in the paintings as do people and do not merely serve as a background for them. This principle of balance was introduced into the art of painting by D. Reynolds, the well-known 18th century English artist.
Elizabeth attempts to adhere to this principle, but her works have great artistic value not only because of that. The artist uses a variety of techniques that are complex from a technical point of view such as, for example, wet on wet. That is when an artist draws not on dry paper but on wet paper. This is a very complex technique since after the paint is applied, it is not possible to make any corrections. The artist's movements have to be extremely exact or the drawing will be irreversibly ruined. This is all the more the case when the artist simultaneously uses the different "wet on dry" technique, drawing on dry paper, and all of this in one watercolor.
We see more and more often the use of the "wet on wet" technique in detailing landscapes since faces and clothing of her painting's subjects are depicted with extreme clarity, without any fuzziness. It can be said that Elizabeth uses warm, pastel tones for nature in her watercolors and brighter, monotone colors for clothes and people's faces. However, this gradation is not exact. If she requires bright colors for an Italian sunset, she will use them!
The subjects Elizabeth Asher chooses in her watercolors are diverse. For example, in one watercolor ladies are not simply strolling down a park lane: they are engaged in an important conversation. As viewers, it is as if we are unintentionally eavesdropping, while scrutinizing this wonderful old watercolor. In another we see two women and a child. The clothing and behavior of the women let us know which of them is the Lady and which the governess. In one watercolor the lady of the house is walking a small dog, and in another we see a governess with the master's favorite dog. In the next watercolor two old friends meet, obviously two London dandies, in excellently tailored suits. And here an old auntie gives advice to her favorite nephew.
In general, human figures in the artist's watercolors are not static, they are always in motion. People's faces show the emotions they are experiencing at any given moment. The artist succeeds in depicting both people's movements and their feelings which showcase yet another facet of the skill of Elizabeth Asher, the artist.
Unfortunately, Elizabeth is not longer with us. She died at the very end of the 20th century leaving behind only the delightful world of her watercolors.
And now it with pleasure that we immerse ourselves in the beautiful world, created by an artist and saturated with subtle nostalgia for the wonderful period of the Belle Epoque.
You can look at this original painting in our Gallery-2000.com