Calla Lily, egg tempera on wood


Calla Lily, egg tempera on wood


The Calla Lilly is a South African native and one of the oldest flowers known to man.
The Romans associated the flower with the winter solstice. The ancient Jews considered the lily a sacred flower. In Christian iconography, the flower represents purity and chastity; it is also the symbol of resurrection.
The name Calla stands for beauty in Greek and the majestic bride in Hebrew.

This painting was inspired by Zen style. My paintings in this series feature a white background and images that emerge and morph into it.  "Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Form is not other than emptiness; emptiness is not other than form." (The Heart Sutra)

Egg tempera on wood, 20x16 inch. Wired and ready to hang.

Buy Calla Lily item with Magnolia Flower for $1500. This artwork would be great for a bedroom or meditation room.

Size: 16x20 inch on wooden panel, wired and ready to hang

Medium: egg tempera

About Egg Tempera.

Known from antiquity, tempera was the primary painting medium of the Middle Ages. It was the medium for religious and inspired art in the Byzantine world as well as Europe until the 16th century, when it was replaced in by oil paint, a more convenient, flexible and available technique.

Tempera paintings are characterizes by a brilliant, luminous crispness that could not be duplicated by the use of other painting mediums. Although egg tempera paint is applied in many techniques, tempera painting could be easily identified.

The dried tempera paint does not darken or change colour with age. It is less likely to crack with age and is also long-lasting; panel paintings created in the 14th centuries survive to this day.

Colour: Light green, yellow green, white

Note 1. I do not place any filters on my art and take photos with natural light. Each screen may display colours slightly different than original colours.


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