Lily of Florence painted on canvas, red background

This Renaissance-style painted canvas is a unique and original artwork crafted with distressed and aged materials. Thanks to the skillful distressing process, it acquires the charm, mystery and magic of a timeless piece.

Autentiqua’s creative imagination captures the vital essence of the Lily, enhancing its refined elegance to the point that we can almost perceive its scent.

Cm: 24 x 24
Inches: 9.5 x 9.5

Mixed media: Autentiqua’s paintings are made in “lean tempera”, with chalk, clay, pigments, vegetable glues and other ingredients on natural canvas, with ancient techniques and trade secrets handed down over the centuries by Florentine Master Craftsmen.



The Lily of Florence is the stylized and ideal representation of an Iris in full bloom. Full of vital energy, it is a symbol of purity and of fertility, of birth and rebirth.

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.



The Lilies painted by Autentiqua – countless unique variations on a theme so close to our heart – are the result of an 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 Florentine lily is precise but graceful, rigorous but dreamy. The painting is a harmony of multiple balances made of gestural brushstrokes, with highlights and shadows that enhance the outlines and symbolic value of the flower.

The work is carried out with traditional lean tempera techniques, with plaster, clays, pigments and vegetable glues on natural canvas. The final aging and distressing process provides the piece with the patina of a precious and timeless work whose cracks, fraying, chippings, patinas, and layerings 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.

If you so wish, we can frame the painting or mount the canvas on a wooden panel, preferably without glass, or on request with glass.

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

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