Alice and Las Meninas

Alice and Las Meninas

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Alice and Las Meninas is the title –  one of my favourite Alice in Wonderland paintings I’ve done yet (heck, one of my favourite paintings of any kind I’ve done yet)! This is the third painting  in my sub-series called “Alice in Other Lands” which are paintings featuring Alice in a variety of unusual circumstances, thrown into settings inspired by my love of art history (be sure to check out the first two installments honoring Bosch and da Vinci). Here we have my Alice on the set of one of the most beautiful and famous paintings in the world – “Las Meninas” (the Handmaidens”) by 17th century painter Diego Velázquez – the epitome of Spanish Baroque.  This is of course my version (for comparison, check out Picasso’s Las Meninas, hehe).  In my painting, Alice is playing the little princess (Infanta Margarita of Spain).  Lewis Carroll has a cameo as the painter in this piece (Velázquez).  The handmaidens truly must be from the court of the Queen of Hearts.  In the distance you can see the Mad Hatter sneaking out the back, the Duchess holding a squealing pig, and the King of Hearts looking typically downtrodden and bedraggled.  And lo and behold, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum have squeezed their way into the portrait too.  Also if you look at the portrait on the back wall, you may see the White Rabbit!  My favourite part though has got to be the devilish Cheshire Cat who has seemingly replaced Velázquez’s faithful hound.  This is a painting celebrating my loves of Alice in Wonderland and Baroque art – no reason why the two shouldn’t go together!  I’ve always thought that Alice’s adventures should continue into many other bizarre tales, and you can expect to see more from me in the future.    My own lowbrow big eyed take on Velázquez’s work was one of my largest paintings to date, and took longer than any other painting I’ve completed (over three days, which is a long time for me!).  This is my own original acrylic painting, completely painted by hand.

Limited Edition Canvas Prints are SOLD OUT. However, we have now released the Open Edition Remarqued Canvas Prints – they are truly the next best thing. They are the same high quality canvases stretched on boards & ready to hang, but are open edition. This means that they are not numbered, not dated, not signed by Jasmine, not embellished by Jasmine in paint. They are however remarqued with metallic ink on the front with the official JBG seal/remarque (as shown in the photo), and come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jasmine herself. The open edition canvases are shaped a bit differently than the sold-out Limited Editions, they are 12″x18″ and are on thicker stretcher boards, so they are a bit deeper. Open Edition Canvases ship from our Kansas location.

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Glossy Photo Prints

All Glossy Photo Prints are printed on a glossy photo paper with Canon Lucia archival inks and signed ON THE BACK by ME, the artist. Small prints are printed on 8.5×11″ sheets and large prints on 13×19″ sheets, but the printed area will reflect the odd dimensions of the painting itself. When you select the print size and type that you want to purchase, the Printed Area Dimensions will appear below your selection. Please note the dimensions to make sure that the print you select is a size that will work for your needs. We cannot provide custom print sizes at this time. What you see offered is what is available.

ABOUT THE CANVAS PRINTS:

The original painting and the Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Canvas canvas prints are now sold out, but Open Edition Canvases are now available. These are the next best thing to owning a Lt. Ed. Canvas. These prints are made on canvas with Canon Lucia archival inks. They are wrapped on boards and stretched over a frame and shipped ready-to-hang. The canvas sides are printed in black, creating a natural self-framing effect, so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame if you don’t want to. The entire piece is also painted with a UV varnish and then heat set for maximum protection and longevity. They are truly beautiful pieces and it is often difficult to tell them apart from the originals. We only release these open edition canvases once the 25 Limited Edition Canvases have been sold. The open edition canvases are shaped a bit differently than the sold-out Limited Editions, they are 12″x18″, and are on deeper/thicker gallery wrapped boards than usual, and match the profile of those that are sold at Pop Gallery, etc. The Open Editions are set to a specific size format and there may be some cropping around the edges, refer to the photo of the remarqued canvas above (not the primary print photo but the secondary image, showing the canvas with the metallic JBG remarque for specfic reference).

Print Sizes

All prints reflect the dimensions of the original piece, so PLEASE NOTE the dimensions to make sure that the print you select is a size that will work for your needs. We cannot provide custom print sizes at this time. What you see offered is what is available.

NOTE: The watermark in the image is only for digital display and does not appear in the originals or prints.

Shipping

Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping in the US and 1-4 weeks for international shipping. International shipping times can vary depending on your country’s Border Customs practices.