Taurus by Jake Baddeley
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus is important astronomically as it represented, as did Aries, the Spring equinox in the early Bronze age. The reason that different signs can be found in the sky at the equinox and solstices is due to a shift in the star positions over time. As the ages progress different signs will fill the same slot.
The constellations were remembered by different cultures in stories and myths. It was a way of memorising and explaining the patterns of the sky. The Greeks had a myth that related to Taurus being the abduction of Europa by Zeus disguised as a bull. This is a thinly disguised fertility myth as can be seen in another similar version where every spring when Persephone, a fertility goddess, returns to the land, Cerus the bull returns to the land to join her. She sits upon his back and he runs her through the fields, allowing her to set all of the plants in bloom as they ride by. In the Autumn when Persephone returns to Hades, Cerus returns to the sky as the Taurus constellation.
In Babylonia this constellation was known as ‘the bull of heaven’ and associated with myths of Gilgamesh. So it is as old the zodiac itself.
The qualities of a Taurus personality are the essence of the bull, being strength, stubbornness, persistence and dependability.
Taurus – Regular Edition on paper
image size aprox. 50 x 65 cm | 19.6 x 25.6 inch
Edition of 75
Taurus – Small Edition on paper
image size aprox. 35 x 45 cm | 13.8 x 17.7 inch
Edition of 150
Taurus – Luxury Edition on canvas
image size aprox. 90 x 70 cm | 35.4 x 27.5 inch
Edition of 25
Taurus is a limited edition “Giclée” print of the original painting, made with archival pigment inks on heavy stock, natural white (not bleached) fine art etching paper. The matte etching paper nicely presents the brushstrokes and texture of the original painting.
All prints are signed and numbered by the original artist in the border beneath the image and come with a certificate of authenticity and an embossed stamp by the master printer.
Derived from the French, “giclée” means “sprayed” and is an advanced digital printmaking technology involving archival quality inks that are finely jet streamed onto fine archival papers. Giclee printing provides superior color accuracy and incredible detail over other modes of reproduction.
Giclee prints can be found in New York’s Metropolitan Museum as well as galleries and auction houses throughout the world.
This is a signed and numbered limited edition print from the original painting Taurus by Jake Baddeley and is available in different sizes. It is printed on heavy quality 300 grams Hahnemuhle fine art paper and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Both the print and the certificate are numbered and signed by the original artist. Furthermore, the Regular Edition comes with an embossed logo of the Master Printer (Re-art in The Netherlands). The print does not come framed, the frames on the pictures here are for presentation purposes only.
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