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Selecting the wood panel Yuroz selects high quality kiln-dried birch plywood and supports them by custom-made heavy-duty mortises on the back surface. Preparing the surfaces Yuroz then applies two layers of water sealer to the back and sides of the panel. When the water sealer dries, Yuroz spreads a layer of clay on the front surface and sand it down. More clay and sanding is applied two or three times until Yuroz is satisfied with the surface. Creating the images The artist then uses a drawing medium, sometimes watercolor, to draw his images, which is then sealed by a special fixative. Using a transparent gel as a mock oil paint […]
For thousands of years the eyes of the civilized world have been captivated by the refined vitality, rich traditions, and dynamic advancements that define Italian art, architecture, fashion, cuisine, and mechanical design. Venetian artisans during the Renaissance were respected for their skillful application of silver leaf on paintings, furniture, and objects of art. The exquisite colors and textures of these works of art were enhanced by the mysterious quality of light that they reflect. The secret lay not only in the silver leaf itself but also in the surface to which it was applied. On reinforced panels made of linden or poplar wood, the artisans would spread gesso or linen […]
Echoing the sensuous beauty of Venetian artisan’s classical technique in applying silver in decorative art and décor, Yuroz fused his classical techniques, his architectural training and his unique contemporary artistic expression in utilizing colors, textures and light and the illusive secret of classical artisans from the 13th to 15th century (Yuroz’s Venetian Silver Process) to create his unique Venetian Silver Paintings Collection. Fascinated by the elegance of the silver color, Yuroz created a timeless series with style, grandeur and sparkling luster. This collection carries the cachet of antique affluence that captures our 21st century’s fascination of the luscious aged look. “It all began when I came across a line of designer furniture featuring […]