Emillions Art showcases The Secret in the Eye at the Naples Art, Antique, Jewelry Show
Naples, FL, February 19, 2018:
Emillions Art, a Naples art consultancy known for their global network, is thrilled to exhibit MONA LISA: THE SECRET IN THE EYE at next week's Naples Art, Antique, Jewelry Show (Feb 23 - 27, 2018). This fascinating piece combines the expertise of world-renowned micro sculptor, WILLARD WIGAN and world-famous artist and forger, JOHN MYATT. The collaboration of WIGAN and MYATT evokes an utterly unique artwork that bridges Renaissance art, sculpture, pop art, and contemporary art on one canvas.
The result is a completely faithful replica of the most-recognized painting in the world, with one tiny featured added. In Mona Lisa's left eye, rests WIGAN's startling sculpture of the same painting. MYATT applies his remarkable expertise to re-create Da Vinci's singular work by reconsructing Da Vinci's working methods and glazing techniques. WIGAN works with both technical tools-a microscope at 600-times magnification-and an organic tool-the hair of a fly-to create his micro works. "I had to work quickly on each feature yet with pinpoint accuracy. Too much paint on the hair and the whole painting can be swallowed and weeks of work destroyed. I sculpt the frame from 24-karat gold." When WIGAN was asked about this collaboration he commented, "I hated every moment of it. Painting something that size leaves no room for mistakes." Wigan's sculpture is less than 1mm squared.
MYATT has said of his forgeries, "When I paint in the style of one of the greats… Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh… I am not simply creating a copy or pale imitation of the original. Just as an actor immerses himself into a character, I climb into the minds and lives of each artist. I adopt their techniques and search for the inspiration behind each great artist's view of the world."
The Naples Art, Antique, Jewelry Show is only the second American stop for this groundbreaking piece of art. Marlissa Gardner, Owner of Emillions Art, is planning a full east coast tour for The Secret in the Eye with stops in New York City and the Hamptons after its American debut in Palm Beach and Naples, FL. Curious art seekers will be drawn to the familiar Mona Lisa but will be transfixed by the microscopic skill in the 'twinkle' of her eye.