Irises is an original, one-of-a-kind still-life painting signed by artist Ivan Balyasnikov. This piece of art was created in 2015 and the painter used oil on canvas. It measures 20" x 28" inch (50 x 70 cm) and is available for sale in our online art gallery for 700 USD.
THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
Irises are rich in ancient symbolism, and the two colors of irises depicted in the Irises painting are a blend of one's determination to move past the fear of death. The purple iris has long since been a symbol of death in a way, as, according to Greek mythology, these irises were placed upon the graves of women in order to help summon the goddess Iris to lead them on their journey from the physical world to the ethereal. The yellow iris represents the courage that one might take in the face of death, allowing them to make the transition from one life to the next as peaceful as possible.