David Rhys Jones
These two works are inspired by Venetian Gothic Architecture. Each detail within the forms relates to Venice - paintings, tile patterns, and Fortuny fabric designs etc. The little lion button is an antique button from a Napoleon Army tunic placed upon a bee pattern that was Napoleons emblem (he conquered Venice and brought an end to the Republic).
Venice (vitreous enamel on copper, perspex, cast glass, patinated steel) inspired by the Ponte dei Pugnia in Venice
Inspired by Titian’s Portrait of a ‘Lady in White’ c.1561 This painting has always been a mystery but maybe of a Venetian courtesan or one of Titian’s daughters. (vitreous enamel on steel and patinated bronze)
Inspired by the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice (mixed media- cast glass, oxidised copper, gemstone, Perspex and jesmonite)