Gold is synonymous with elegance, wealth and quality, so gifts for artists in this hue are a sure-fire way to impress. Whether you’re shopping for a birthday gift, holiday present or something special to add to your own home, find the perfect golden artwork piece here.
Though Golden Mean only opened its doors in March of this year, owner Grace Milligan dreamt of opening her artist-focused shop long before.
Gilded Figurine Sculptures
Gilded Figures offers a fresh perspective on one of the most underappreciated art forms of the Hispanic world 1500-1800: polychrome sculpture. This exhibition, which fills the gallery of the Museum’s refurbished East Building, will introduce visitors to a range of sculptures that show saints, martyrs, and sinners in moments of grief, languishing, and ecstasy.
The show begins with late Gothic and early Renaissance works by the finest sculptors from Castile. A superb monumental relief of the Resurrection attributed to Gil de Siloe reveals the dazzling talent of these artists. It also shows how decisively Italian models shaped the work of following generations. The Baroque period witnessed an impressive flowering, including examples by Luisa Roldan and Andrea de Mena.
The exhibition is complemented by a display of gilded frames that showcase the sculptures. This is a special skill that requires time and patience to achieve, and it adds a luminous quality to the pieces. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary or a silver one, a gilded figurine can be a wonderful choice. It’s a timeless gift that’s sure to be treasured for years to come. Designed with elegance, this Design Toscano Grand Gilded Egyptian Sphinx Statue is crafted from designer resin and features an alluring gold painted rear half with a neck wreath.
Gold Foil Abstract Art
If you’re not ready to try a real gold leaf painting, you can still add a little sparkle to your paintings with silver or gold foil sheets. The higher the karat, the more shine your artwork will have. Whether you’re creating a geometric abstraction or an abstract landscape, these metallic sheets are sure to catch the light and set your art apart from the rest.
Another great option is to gild the entire canvas before adding any paints. Many historic golden paintings began as gilded canvases, and you can learn how to do it with this handy tutorial by James Mousley. This technique will give your paintings an ethereal glow that makes them a focal point in any room. You can also use these sheets to highlight a portrait or create a modern watercolor floral print.