Ian A. Hawkins, Artist.
One of the most enchanting works in all Italian Renaissance art. was my inspiration for this modern version.
I have chosen a detail from the procession; that of two young pages and lifted them from this famous work.
Located on the walls of the private chapel, of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, in Florence and described as… " The most glittering fresco cycle of the 15th century".
I have been fortunate to have visited it twice.
My work is titled…“Youth, like the Butterfly, is Ephemeral”. It signifies the gung-ho attitude, arrogance, narcissism and pride of many young men, who believe, as they approach man-hood, that they are immortal.
The Butterflies are placed over the lips, symbolicly silencing their sometimes reckless and hurtful words .
Mixed Media Collage by Ian.A.Hawkins, on canvas block. Materials used include, found images, recycled objects, gold leaf, jewells, braid, beads, sequins, metallic and acrylic paint.
(Photo by Anthony Davey; http//www.redbubble.com/people/anthonydavey) .