Lily of Florence painted on canvas, light gray background

This painted canvas is a unique and original creation. Autentiqua’s Renaissance-style paintings evoke the spirit of a time and place which radiated a special atmosphere – a melody made of beauty, with the magic of imperfection.

Autentiqua’s creative imagination captures the vibrancy of the flower, and enhances its elegance. It almost feels like we can smell its scent.

Cm: 60 x 42
Inches: 23.6 x 16.5

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 is the idealized representation of a blooming iris. Widespread in Tuscany where it is called “giaggiolo”, the wild lily grew spontaneously and abundantly in the countryside around Florence. It is a symbol of purity, fertility and vital energy.

Autentiqua’s pictorial interpretation of the city symbol 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 an in-depth philological research. Each piece is handcrafted with the utmost attention to detail, resulting in a unique and original work.



The symmetrical shape of the Lily is as precise and rigorous, yet agile and dreamy, and the overall look is a harmony of multiple elements.

Made of gestural brushstrokes with lights and shadows that enhance the contours, this painting on natural canvas mixes traditional lean tempera techniques with plaster, clay, pigments and vegetable glues, while the final distressing stages provide the painting with the patina of a 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 glass.

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

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