Curtains of Aurorian Clouds
"Make great Hyperion ache. His palace bright,
Bastion’d with pyramids of glowing gold,
And touch’d with shade of bronzed obelisks,
Glares a blood red through all the thousand courts,
Arches, and domes, and fiery galeries;
And all its curtains of Aurorian clouds
Flush angerly when he would taste the wreaths
Of incense breath’d aloft from sacred hills,
Instead of sweets, his ample palate takes
Savour of poisonous brass and metals sick."
The Fall of Hyperion: A Dream, Canto II. John Keats.
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Curtains of Aurorian Clouds 2020 © Stephanie Fuller (Burns) 2022
Watercolour and Acrylic on card
14.8 x 10.5 cm
6 x 4 in (approx)
Inv no. 2020112
This painting on a postcard card, 300 g/m is part of a series begun during Lockdown in the UK. It is painted on a postcard as a metaphor for keeping in touch with friends and family. A way to stay connected during a time of social isolation.
As I begin to mint my full Catalogue Raisonné of artwork on the blockchain I realise that the task ahead will take at least five years even if I mint one every day. Because I am doing this for posterity the initial price will be low and the royalty high. The editions will be low but large enough for some collectors to have the opportunity to collect all of my work. I believe I am the first or one of the first artists to use the blockchain and NFTs as a Catalogue Raisonné.
© Stephanie Fuller