Ispired by  Benozzo Gozzoli's fresco cycle, "The Journey of the Wise Men (Magi)". 1459 - 61. by Ian A. Hawkins
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Ispired by Benozzo Gozzoli's fresco cycle, "The Journey of the Wise Men (Magi)". 1459 - 61. by 


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) .

Tags

pride, arrogance, elitist, pompous, medici, page boys, florence, renaisance, italy, embellished, collage, original work, mixed media collage, magi, boys, butterflies, jewels, benozzo gozzoli, palazzo medici riccardi, servants, toy boys, rent boys, narcissism, vanity, ephemeral, magi journey

Comments

  • Sable31
    Sable31over 3 years ago

    love this work

  • Thank you. I love your stuff too! Well done.

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • VenusOak
    VenusOakabout 3 years ago

    delightful

  • Thanks a lot.
    Ian

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • paolo1955
    paolo1955about 3 years ago

    Your works are an extraordinary pleasure to view.Greetings from Italy – Paolo

  • A very belated “Thank you”!
    Ian
    Tasmania.

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 3 years ago

    Just Beautiful! Could you send this "Collage With Tradtional Mediums’?

  • You are very generous, Robyn.
    Thanks.
    Ian

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • ltruskett
    ltruskettabout 3 years ago

    Really really beautiful……… Oh how I love those butterflies for lips. Stunning. :))

  • Many thanks. I love the lips too!
    Ian

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • Ian A. Hawkins
    Ian A. Hawkinsabout 3 years ago

    A great big general “Thank You” to all my admirers.
    Cheers,
    Ian.
    Tasmania.

  • luvnature
    luvnatureover 2 years ago

    lovely work…….

  • Yes, these two Medici page-boys filled the bill for this theme.
    Thank you.

    Cheers,
    Ian,
    Tasmania.

    PS:- Where do you hale from? – just curious.

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • luvnature
    luvnatureover 2 years ago

    did u mean where i live? i am from texas….u.s.

  • Yes! It’s nice to know where people live.

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Thank you very sincerely. I am honoured.
    Cheers,
    Ian,
    Tasmania.

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • Chungkong
    Chungkongover 2 years ago

    wow.

  • Thanks very much. I’m glad you like it.
    Sorry I took so long to acknowledge you.
    Cheers,
    Ian,
    Tasmania

    – Ian A. Hawkins

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