Grotesque vase painted on canvas, light background – T03

Each of Autentiqua’s paintings on canvas is a unique and original creation, crafted with distressed and aged materials.

This piece is part of a set of eight fairly large monochromatic paintings of the same size in square format – four of them on a light background, and four on a dark background.

You can combine several individual pieces from the series to create a larger painting of custom dimensions, in different shapes and sizes.

Cm: 78 x 78
Inches: 30.7 x 30.7

Mixed media: Autentiqua’s paintings on natural canvas are made with ancient techniques combining “lean tempera” with plaster, clay, pigments, vegetable glues, and other ingredients, including some secrets of the trade handed down by skilled Master Craftsmen.


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This painting harks back to the exuberant repertoire of Renaissance wall paintings in the Grotesque style to evoke the atmosphere of a time and place which radiated a special atmosphere – a melody made of beauty, with the magic of imperfection.



Autentiqua’s paintings are the result of in-depth philological research. Each piece is an original variation on the main theme and is carried out with the utmost attention to the tiniest detail, resulting each time in a unique and exclusive work that can be displayed as a standalone piece, as a pair, as a pair with light/dark contrast, or as a gallery with any number of the other paintings of the series.



Each piece is hand-made with ancient traditional lean tempera techniques, with plaster, clay, pigments, and vegetable glues on natural canvas. The final steps of aging and patina enrich the painting with the charm and mystery of a precious, timeless work.

The textured finish of the surface is made up of cracks, frayings, chippings, patinas, and layerings that remind us of ancient frescoed walls.


Shipping and customization:

The painted canvas is very sturdy and can be easily rolled up for safe shipping in a small mailing tube.

Upon request, we can frame the painting or mount the canvas on a wooden panel, either with glass or preferably without.

We can also create custom-made paintings on natural canvas to suit your needs, with tailored colors and features.

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