312396 Malachite Malachite Malachite


in Oil by Julia Swaby No Artist Reviews
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This oil painting is a study of malachite. Malachite is a fascinating stone. The early Egyptians ground it to use for paint but also eyeshadow. The Greeks and Romans believed it could ward off evil spirits. Most modern malachite comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. My own love of it is the swirling sea of greens within it which arise from the reactions of copper ore.

W 28.00" x H 20.00"
W 71.12 cm x H 50.80 cm
Stretched canvas
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About the Artist

My original training was as a watercolour artist for a small studio in Surrey. I abandoned that to pursue an academic career and taught Philosophy & Psychology (specialising in Philosophy of Mind) for ten years. Overloaded with words and complex ideas, my mind was wilting from the lack of spont...

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