HYPATIA'S SCHOLARLY WORLDS (STUDY ON PORCELAIN)

Framed Original Cyanotype On Porcelain

Extra Small: 145mm Diameter
£185
Inspiration:
Hypatia Of Alexandria
Year: 2019
Materials:
Cyanotype, Bisque Fired Paper Porcelain Disc
Dimensions:
145mm (Frame Diameter) x 30mm (Depth)
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Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by respected academic and tragic heroine Hypatia. One of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria, she was one of the first women to study and teach mathematics, philosophy and astronomy. 

Widely known for her love of learning and public speaking, her reputation as a great female scholar, honoured astronomer and prominent thinker, transformed Hypatia into a feminist icon and empowering role model for female intellectuals in modern times.

Technique
Hypatia Scholarly World's (Study On Porcelain) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, a photogram of a wasp nest combined with hand-painted chemigrams creating planetary structures.

After coating the bisque fired paper porcelain with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the porcelain disk by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The print is then processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution and left to soak for 3-4 weeks. It can then be dried, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours.

Dimensions
Unframed:  100mm diameter
Framed:      145mm diameter x 30mm frame depth x 11mm frame face

Paper
Hand-shaped, bisque fired, paper porcelain disk: 
3mmm / Cotton Paper Porcelain / Recycled / Bisque Fired / Linen Pressed Texture

Mount
We use float mounting for all of our framed cyanotypes. The artwork floats above a snow-white mount board, showcasing the paper texture and deckled edging.

Framing
Framed artwork will arrive ready to hang.

Each frame is handmade by our London based design team. They prime and sand the wooden frame before spraying black or white soft-sheen paint to achieve the highest quality finish. All frames come with gallery spec, 3mm thick anti-reflective/ UV glazing as standard. 

If you would like a bespoke frame, please get in touch to discuss alternative colours, gilding and glazing options.

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by respected academic and tragic heroine Hypatia. One of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria, she was one of the first women to study and teach mathematics, philosophy and astronomy. 

Widely known for her love of learning and public speaking, her reputation as a great female scholar, honoured astronomer and prominent thinker, transformed Hypatia into a feminist icon and empowering role model for female intellectuals in modern times.

Technique
Hypatia Scholarly World's (Study On Porcelain) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, a photogram of a wasp nest combined with hand-painted chemigrams creating planetary structures.

After coating the bisque fired paper porcelain with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the porcelain disk by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The print is then processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution and left to soak for 3-4 weeks. It can then be dried, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours.

Dimensions
Unframed:  100mm diameter
Framed:      145mm diameter x 30mm frame depth x 11mm frame face

Paper
Hand-shaped, bisque fired, paper porcelain disk: 
3mmm / Cotton Paper Porcelain / Recycled / Bisque Fired / Linen Pressed Texture

Mount
We use float mounting for all of our framed cyanotypes. The artwork floats above a snow-white mount board, showcasing the paper texture and deckled edging.

Framing
Framed artwork will arrive ready to hang.

Each frame is handmade by our London based design team. They prime and sand the wooden frame before spraying black or white soft-sheen paint to achieve the highest quality finish. All frames come with gallery spec, 3mm thick anti-reflective/ UV glazing as standard. 

If you would like a bespoke frame, please get in touch to discuss alternative colours, gilding and glazing options.

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