Handmade decoupage-under-glass plates. Original collage-image created from unique image sources including historic, vintage, and original artworks.
The Marie Antoinette Flamingo Series takes it’s name from the classic vintage botanical image of the pink flamingo. The central image is from a portrait of Marie Antoinette when she was only 13. Painted in 1767 by Swedish-Austrian painter, Martin Van Meytens and sent to the Dauphin of France so that he could see his future bride. Vintage botanical roses, a mysterious all-seeing eye and two opals float in front of the Josef Kuba (JWK) porcelain plate called: “Bavarian Fragonard Love Story”. Circa 1930s, the Kuba pattern depicts charming vignettes of lovers in various poses of courtship, inspired by the famous French painter Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732 – 1806) whose late Rococo manner was noted for it’s hedonism.
These four plates create a mysterious and beautiful grouping when hung on a wall. Each plate also stands alone in it's unique beauty and complex design. Whether the pursuit of art or romance draws you toward the Marie Antoinette Flamingo Series, the enchantment of these deeply layered images under glass promises to fulfill your dream.