Virgin Mary - 140 x 100 cm. Limited edition linocut print by Marta Banaszak
This linocut was awarded Print of the Year 2012 (Centre of Arts and Culture, Warsaw, Poland).
3-colour linocut printed, signed and dated by the artist. On double FABRIANO Rosaspina Bianco 260g paper (total size 140x100 cm).
All prints come from artist’s own edition of 12 proofs (épreuve d’artiste)
The robe of Virgin Mary used to be painted in ultramarine deep blue. The finest and most expensive pigment, made of grinded semi-precious lapis lazuli, imported from mines in Afghanistan… Colours of this artwork symbolize holiness, humility (ultramarine), generosity, giving, also royalty (gold), and black as beginning, womb of all cosmic matter.