Gemini by Jake Baddeley
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
The ancient Babylonians referred to the constellation as Mastabba Galgal, the ‘Great Twins’, and commemorated within it the mythical friendship of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, who fought against the gods in twelve adventures and so is considered by some to be a reflection of the solar journey through the zodiac.
The Greek recognised the two stars as Hercules and Apollo. Hercules being a Greek development of Gilgamesh. It was the Romans who referred to the stars as Castor and Pollux the names they are now known as, who were also both great warriors. It has been suggested that these warriors guarded the gate of souls, a special place in the heavens marked by the next constellation – Cancer.
Gemini’s theme is one of duality. A Gemini seeks to reconcile all contradictions where reason and belief, intellect and emotion, masculinity and femininity, merge into one.
Gemini – Regular Edition on paper
image size aprox. 50 x 65 cm | 19.6 x 25.6 inch
Edition of 75
Gemini – Small Edition on paper
image size aprox. 35 x 45 cm | 13.8 x 17.7 inch
Edition of 150
Gemini – Luxury Edition on canvas
image size aprox. 90 x 70 cm | 35.4 x 27.5 inch
Edition of 25
Gemini 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 Gemini 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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