Large Florence Lily painted on canvas, dark gray background

This large painted canvas is a unique and original piece crafted with distressed and aged materials.

The painting evokes the spirit of a lively time and place which radiated a special atmosphere – a melody made of beauty, with the magic of imperfection. Autentiqua’s creative imagination captures the vital soul of the flower, enhancing its refined and elegant looks: we can almost smell its scent.

Cm: 93,5 x 72
Inches: 36.8 x 28.3

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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The Florentine Lily is the stylized representation of an iris in full bloom. It is a symbol of purity, fertility, rebirth, and vital energy.

Autentiqua’s pictorial interpretation of the city arms stems from a highly emotional link with the local identity and a sense of belonging to the city of Florence.



Autentiqua’s painted Lilies are the result of in-depth philological research. Each piece is handcrafted with the utmost attention to detail, resulting in an exclusive and original work.



The symmetrical shape of the painted Lily is precise and rigorous, yet light and dreamy at the same time. It is made of gestural brushstrokes, with highlights and shadows that enhance its contours and symbolic value. The overall effect is a symphony of multiple balances.

Each piece is hand-made with ancient traditional lean tempera techniques, with plaster, clay, pigments, and vegetable glues on natural canvas. 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.

Upon request, we can provide tailored paintings on natural canvas, with custom colors and sizes.

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