Limited Edition Print- Maria Thurn und Taxis, Philia, 2013
Maria Thurn Und Taxis is a German visual artist fascinated by the tension of the human condition. She questions the vast themes of life, death, pain and happiness in her work. The responses she constructs through her paintings are often profound and affecting. By mixing subconscious and surrealist imagery, she creates paintings that speak directly to the viewers. The works of Maria Thurn und Taxis suggest aspects that are both comic and provocative, creative contents that evoke the pictorial aesthetic of the grotesque and the light-heartedly droll.
Villa Lena Foundation Print Editions- The Traditional Art of Printmaking with contemporary artists
Each year the Villa Lena Foundation works in collaboration with II Bisonte and a selection of contemporary artists on the Villa Lena residency programme in order to develop and produce a series of limited edition prints. Artists work with expert technicians to explore new techniques and push their practice into exciting and uncharted territory. A number of these unique prints are now available to purchase online.
Il Bisonte is a print-workshop for graphic arts founded in Florence in 1959 by Maria Luigia Guaita. Many artists – both Italian and non – accepted the invitation to work at Il Bisonte. including members of the Futurist movement -Gino Severini, Carlo Carrà, Alberto Magnelli, and such international stars as Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz, Helen Chadwick, Alexander Calder and Henry Moore. In 1983 Il Bisonte became a non-profit Cultural Centre and opened an international school, with the focus to preserve the teaching and printing of the traditional engraving techniques.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM PRINT SALES WILL GO TOWARDS SUPPORTING THE VILLA LENA FOUNDATION.