Lily of Florence painted on canvas, dark gray background

Autentiqua’s creative imagination captures the vital soul of the flower, enhancing its refined and elegant looks: we can almost perceive its scent.

This painted canvas is a unique and original creation, whose distressed patina evokes the Renaissance spirit of a time and place which radiated a special atmosphere – a melody made of beauty, with the magic of imperfection.

Cm: 62 x 44
Inches: 24.4 x 17.3

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 Lily of Florence, or Florentine lily, is the stylized, creative, and ideal representation of a “giaggiolo” – the local name for the iris flower. Full of vital energy, it is a symbol of purity, fertility, and rebirth.

Autentiqua’s iconographic interpretation of the city symbol stems from an emotion strongly linked to the Florentine identity of the workshop.



Autentiqua’s painted Lilies are the result of in-depth philological research. Each variant of the core subject is carried out with rigorous technique and informed creativity, resulting each time in a unique and original piece.



Made of gestural brushstrokes, with highlights and shadows that enhance its contours and symbolic value, the elegant symmetrical shape of this sober monochromatic Lily is precise and rigorous, yet airy and dreamy. The overall result is a harmony 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 final stages of aging and patina give the work a timeless charm.

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 glass.

We can make tailored paintings on natural canvas, with custom colors and sizes.

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