Painting Unicorn

You discovered our blog Artwork For Sale. Please Remember to bookmark this page Painting Unicorn. If you enjoy our post Painting Unicorn, show your love by hitting one of the social media buttons below for this page.

%%title%%
Hand Painted Ceramic Unicorn Figurine laying down
$5.99
quality
%%title%%
Decorative painted brass bowl unicorn
$10.00
quality
%%title%%
Vintage Hand Made Painted Hurricane Oil Lamp W Glass Chimmney Stoneware Unicorn
$14.95
quality
%%title%%
Unicorn Syndrome Lithograph by Robert Marble
$100.00
quality
%%title%%
CERAMIC UNICORN FIGURES Black w hand painted gold accents Pair Made in Brazil
$27.99
quality
%%title%%
Ceramic Bisque Rearing Unicorn U Paint
$20.00
quality
%%title%%
Unicorn Ceramic white and brown on blue waves hand painted
$5.00
quality
%%title%%
English Pound Unicorn Coin Cufflinks Hand Painted Free FAST Shipping
$124.99
quality
%%title%%
Carousel Unicorn Dark Victorian 11 x 14 Fantasy Painting Framed Kayla Ascencio
$350.00
quality
%%title%%
Boy Bubbles Dragon Unicorn Gryphon Fantasy Painting Print 8x10 Kayla Ascencio
$15.00
quality
%%title%%
Carousel Unicorn Dark Victorian Fantasy Painting Print 8x10 Kayla Ascencio
$15.00
quality
%%title%%
TRI CHEM 2979 UNICORN BABY IN MOONLIGHT GRASS Picture to paint TRICHEM
$25.00
quality
%%title%%
VTG SIGNED BLACK VELVET PAINTING UNICORN NUDE FEMALE MEXICO WOMAN GIRL 1960 1970
$125.00
quality
%%title%%
Deep Sea Diver Unicorn Fish Friends original Jo Potocki art painting diving
$35.00
quality
%%title%%
Vintage 1986 Wood Plaque Unicorn Elf Mystical Folk Art Wall Kitsch OOAK Painting
$24.99
quality
%%title%%
VintageSolid Brass BowlMade In India With Unicorn And Flowers Painted In Enamel
$34.99
quality
%%title%%
Vintage 1970s Unicorn Painting on Black Velvet 13 x 22 Hand Painted in Mexico
$49.99
quality
%%title%%
3dRose LLC lsp 109044 2 Painted Unicorn with Her Baby Double Toggle Switch
$41.07
quality
%%title%%
CM Custom ooak breyer paddock pal model horse to red overo unicorn fantasy paint
$34.99
quality
%%title%%
unicorn oil painting
$30.00
quality
%%title%%
Schleich Einhorn 2 Unicorn Figure Pair Mare Foal Hand Painted New Box with Book
$49.99
quality
%%title%%
Brown Wooden Ring Trinket Box Jewelry Painted Unicorn Round 2
$9.99
quality
%%title%%
UNICORN FRAME CERAMIC BISQUE U PAINT FANTASY
$20.99
quality
%%title%%
Opalescent Rearing Unicorn Figurine 5 1 4 tall hand painted details
$12.99
quality
%%title%%
Opalescent Unicorn Pegasus Figurine 3 1 2 tall hand painted Made in Taiwan
$13.99
quality
%%title%%
IN PURSUIT OF THE UNICORN Art Paintings Illustrated
$16.00
quality
%%title%%
Ceramic Bisque Unicorn Dreamlight U Paint Ready To Paint In Perfect Condition
$9.00
quality
%%title%%
UNICORN STEAKS Thunderstone meat mandrake root Original Oil Painting fantasy art
$130.00
quality
%%title%%
UNICORN MAJESTY PAIR CERAMIC BISQUE U PAINT FANTASY
$18.99
quality
%%title%%
LARGE UNICORN CERAMIC BISQUE FANTASY U PAINT
$26.99
quality
%%title%%
UNICORN PRANCING MEDIUM CERAMIC BISQUE U PAINT
$10.99
quality
%%title%%
UNICORN REARING MEDIUM CERAMIC BISQUE U PAINT
$12.99
quality
%%title%%
HAND PAINTED UNICORN CREST AND FLORAL TRINKET BOX w GOLD ACCENTS Japan
$11.50
quality
%%title%%
UNICORN ROUND BOX WITH LID CERAMIC BISQUE FANTASY U PAINT
$16.99
quality
%%title%%
UNICORN LADY Amy Brown ORIGINAL1998 GOTH PAGAN FAERY 11X14 purple rose SALE
$189.99
quality
%%title%%
GUS FINK outsider ORIGINAL surreal EMI BOZ lowbrow pop CHUBBY HAPPY UNICORN
$9.99
quality
%%title%%
GUS FINK outsider ORIGINAL surreal EMI BOZ lowbrow pop SILLY FLUBBY UNICORN
$9.99
quality
%%title%%
Original Jackie Dubois Signed Watercolor Unicorn Nicely Framed No Reserve 999
$15.00
quality
%%title%%
Hand Painted Ceramic Blue Unicorns Mother Foal 274
$6.00
quality
%%title%%
Awesome Ceramic Hand Painted Cat With Unicorn on Back Uni Cat Tacky Unique
$24.95
quality
%%title%%
UNICORN HEAD CERAMIC BISQUE U PAINT FANTASY
$16.99
quality
%%title%%
Ceramic bisque Kelly Unicorn Bank 5 ready to paint
$6.50
quality
%%title%%
C157 Ceramic Bisque 3 Sitting Unicorn Ready to Paint
$2.25
quality
%%title%%
16 x 20 graffiti unicorn painting canvas shortiez ink swirls dream fantasy crazy
$49.99
quality
%%title%%
WHITE PAINTED GOLD SPARKLY UNICORN HORSE MAGICAL CRINKLE PLUSH STUFFED ANIMAL
$11.36
quality
%%title%%
Medieval UNICORN Snake SERPENT Gothic Fantasy Horse Susan Brack Art ACEO EBSQ
$18.99
quality
%%title%%
VINTAGE Artwork by Carmichael Carousel Unicorn Horse
$21.99
quality
%%title%%
Hallmark 1986 Magical Unicorn Fine Porcelain Hand Painted Limited Edition w box
$14.95
quality
%%title%%
Unicorn in Ceramic Bisque U Paint Ready To Paint Unicorns
$5.00
quality
%%title%%
Cute Rabbit Jackalope Unicorn Horn Rabbit WeaselBaby Rainbow Gold Paint Art
$17.24
quality
%%title%%
Plaster to Paint Ready Christmas Ornaments Angel Bear Truck Bus Candle Cat Dog
$2.50
quality
%%title%%
Design Toscano Exclusive Hand Painted Resin 16 The Enchanted Unicorn Sculpture
$62.95
quality
%%title%%
ORIGINAL child artist TWILIGHT UNICORN PONY Fink Art 10 YR OLD IVY PATRICK
$4.99
quality
%%title%%
3 VINTAGE Original 60s 70s Unicorn Art Drawings Paintings On Board New Age
$30.00
quality
%%title%%
FALLEN ILL L5R Original Oil Painting art unicorn clan Heather Kreiter
$80.00
quality
%%title%%
POLEARM L5R Original Oil Painting art unicorn clan dead horse corpse Kreiter
$80.00
quality
%%title%%
UNICORN Mother Baby Original Oil Painting Signed Black Velvet WOOD FRAMED
$49.99
quality
%%title%%
NEW Diy oil painting paint by number kit Unicorn 1620 inch
$21.96
quality
%%title%%
A479 Ceramic Bisque Ornament Unicorn on Hind Legs Ready to Paint
$1.08
quality
%%title%%
Vintage 1983 Hallmark Unicorn Hand Painted Fine Porcelain
$13.99
quality
%%title%%
PAINTED PONY WISH UPON A STAR 2E9835 NIB GIFT RTD MAY 2013 UNICORN COLLECT
$29.99
quality
%%title%%
C282 3 Ceramic Bisque Unicorn magnets BISQUE ONLY Ready to Paint
$1.80
quality
%%title%%
SCHLEICH BAYALA UNICORN 375 TALL FIGURE HAND PAINTED BRAND NEW IN BOX 70432
$16.97
quality
%%title%%
4022510 UNICORNS GARDEN PAINTED PONY 1E 1600 Resin Horse Figurine BNIB
$150.00
quality
%%title%%
may ACEO kimartist RAW UNICORN original art brut fantasy horse abstract outsider
$0.99
quality
%%title%%
Ceramic Bisque Unicorn Lying Down Kimple Mold 1566 U Paint Ready To Paint
$23.00
quality
%%title%%
Elf feeding Unicorn oil on canvas painting
$0.01
quality
%%title%%
Reverse carved and painted UNICORN horse intaglio Vintage cabochon West German
$9.50
quality
%%title%%
NEW FANTASY GARDENS MAGIC PAINT POSTERS Butterfly Birds Unicorn Pegasus SAVVI
$4.09
quality
%%title%%
Magestic Vtg Retro 1970s Unicorn Velvet Painting Signed Framed Rainbow Clouds D
$29.99
quality
%%title%%
Vtg Retro Unicorn Heart rainbow Velvet Painting Vintage Wood Frame signed 1970s
$39.99
quality
%%title%%
Hand painted 8 2 Tencel Yarn 840 yards UNICORN
$12.00
quality
%%title%%
CERAMIC BISQUE UNICORN FLOWERS YOU PAINT ART DECOR CHILDS ROOM GIFT
$12.50
quality
%%title%%
Wooden Hand Painted Pink UNICORN PuzzleDecorative Piece 10w75h2 thick
$8.00
quality
%%title%%
Unicorn Ceramic hand paint gold horn fine porcelain with three flowers
$3.99
quality
%%title%%
Gingers Cameo Quilt Blocks 12pc Use With Cameo Tri chem Artex Paints 12 Choices
$39.99
quality
%%title%%
Hand painted Unicorn Vintage Music Box works
$5.99
quality
%%title%%
ENGLISH PEWTER VINTAGE HAND PAINTED UNICORN THIMBLE
$14.45
quality
%%title%%
UNICORN 3D WALL 5 X 7 PLAQUE W LAVENDER HAND CAST HAND PAINTED ONE OF KIND
$14.95
quality
%%title%%
UNICORN 3D UNICORN WALL 5 X 7 PLAQUE W AQUA HANDCASTE HAND PAINTED ONLY ONE
$14.95
quality
%%title%%
Michael HAGUE Original Signed Painting Fantasy Art Unicorn Framed Illustration
$3,295.00
quality
%%title%%
Raphaels Lady with a Unicorn Painting Fridge Magnet
$4.99
quality
%%title%%
vintage framed Fantasy Painting ED THOMPSON Unicorn elves gnomes trolls Female
$74.99
quality
%%title%%
Ceramic Bisque Softie Unicorns U Paint
$6.00
quality

Painting Unicorn

Unicorn Face Painting - Cheek Art

Medieval Tapestry

The earliest historical tapestries still intact that is available to us for viewing are Medieval Tapestries. Luckily many of these survived wars, famine, plundering and general lack of care over the centuries.

The early part of the Middle Ages (9th – 13th century) also known as the Dark Ages did not produce much art. Until the 13th century, much of Europe was inhabited by marauding tribes. Life was experienced as ‘survival of the fittest and strongest'. Luxuries were few, often as simple as a fur coat in winter.

It is believed that the first tapestry weaving took place in monasteries and nunneries. Being exempt from war, they were the only ones that had the time to produce works of art. They also became safe havens for families of the aristocracy, serving as safe havens for women, children, and a safety deposit houses for articles of value such as gold, silver and tapestries.

The earliest set of complete wall hanging tapestries that remain for our viewing today were woven in the later part of the Middle Ages in 1373 and are known as the Apocalypse series. They are believed to have been produced in Paris from an illuminated manuscript form the book of Revelation (Apocalypse in French). This was the first and last set of tapestries produced by France for at least 200 years. Originally there were 6 large panels, each measuring 77 feet long and 18 feet high – an exceptional size, never known to have been woven again. These wall hanging tapestries were eventually given as gift in 1477 to Angers Cathedral.

Arras, which was a part of Flanders in Belgium, became known as the main wall hanging tapestry producer from the 14th century, reaching its peak in the 15th century. Tapestries were known as Arras until the 17th century, and even today the name of Arras remains in Italy – tapestries are referred to as Arazzi.

At the height of the medieval period, subject matters for tapestries primarily revolved around 3 basic themes: religion, the nobility shown at their leisure or glorified battle, or peasants at work. The tapestry titled ‘Vintage Harvest' or Vendage (in French); woven in the last 1400's is a perfect example of peasants at work making wine: http://www.tapestries-inc.com/view_product.php?sku=8-CSG-16.1.2 A good example of nobility at leisure is ‘Noble Scene': http://www.tapestries-inc.com/view_product.php?sku=834-B-1

Medieval tapestries had a simple, child like quality about them. Most, if not all, incorporated mille fleur motifs which is the thousand flower theme taken directly from local customs. During festivals, or religious holidays, the roads would be strewn with thousands of flowers and these happy events were reproduced in medieval tapestry wall hangings.

Because perspective had not yet entered the art world, tapestries, like paintings, incorporated two dimensions only. The backgrounds were mixed with foregrounds, and it was left to the viewer to decide which was which. One tapestry would tell an entire story, or an entire history. It would require the tapestry to be read in sections or from left to right, much like a book, much like in ‘The Vintage' tapestry.

Wall hanging tapestries being costly to produce were often commissioned by the nobility. Tapestries made their way from country to country as gifts or booty – taken from the spoils of war, or ransom payment extracted from a defeated King. For example, Charles the Bold lost all of his 75 tapestries when he was defeated by the Duke of Burgundy.

By the end of the 15th century, medieval tapestries were well established as part of castle decor .Typically, entire tapestry chambers would have been woven for a nobleman. Wall hanging tapestries created for all 4 walls were known as chambers and if a room was very large, the tapestries could be hung away from the walls by several feet, creating a room within a room. This was done for practical purposes – the weather was cold in winter, the castles drafty, and the fireplaces would better serve the room when it was smaller. Spying and listening in on conversations and intrigues accompanied the popularity of tapestries at court. For example, in Shakespeare's ‘Hamlet', Plonius hides behind the Arras tapestry in the Queens quarters to eavesdrop on Hamlets conversation with is mother: Polonius says: " My Lord, he's going to his mother's closet. Behind the Arras I'll convey myself. To hear the process".

One of the most famous complete set of tapestries from the medieval period left to us in relatively undamaged condition is set of 6 Lady with the Unicorn wall hanging tapestries. The first 5 of the tapestry set represents the senses: Touch, Taste, Sight, Hearing, Smell, with the final one - To My Only Desire (A Mon Seul Desir). The complete reproduced set of tapestries can be viewed at Heirloom European Tapestries, Inc: http://www.tapestries-inc.com/

The tapestry depicting Touch ‘ Le Toucher' is conveyed in the tapestry with the Lady touching the Unicorns Horn http://www.tapestries-inc.com/view_product.php?sku=841-B-1

The wall hanging tapestry depicting Sight or ‘La Vue' shows the Lady holding up the mirror for the Unicorn to see himself. http://www.tapestries-inc.com/view_product.php?sku=841-D-1

The tapestry wall hanging known as Hearing or ‘L'Ouie' shows the Lady playing a portative organ while her maidservant listens. http://www.tapestries-inc.com/view_product.php?sku=841-A-1

The tapestry depicting the sense of Smell or ‘ Lordorat' depicts the Lady taking flowers from the basket presented by her maidservant. The monkey in the background smells flowers from another basket. http://www.tapestries-inc.com/view_product.php?sku=841-C-1

The wall hanging depicting the sense of Taste or ‘ LeGout' shows the Lady taking a sweetmeat from a tray held by her maidservant, and is feeding it to her parakeet. http://www.tapestries-inc.com/view_product.php?sku=840-B-1

The final tapestry in this set of 6 tapestries contains a more esoteric message. It is called To My Only Desir or "A Mon Seul Desir'. For many years there was much controversy surrounding the meaning of this panel. Initially it looked like the Lady was taking jewels from the casket and putting them on – her only desire being wealth. But on closer inspection, it became clear that she had removed all of her jewels and had placed them in the casket, thereby rejecting worldly possessions. This idea refers to the belief of that period expressed in Latin ‘liberium aritrium' from the Greek philosophers who thought true freedom from passions of the 5 senses would ensure enlightenment. http://www.tapestries-inc.com/view_product.php?sku=840-A-1

Another set of tapestries that was woven approximately the same period was ‘The Hunt of the Unicorn ' series. http://www.tapestries-inc.com/view_product.php?sku=2167-A http://www.tapestries-inc.com/view_product.php?sku=2168-A

Both of these series remain the most beautiful complete set of tapestries available to us from the medieval period. The original Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries can be viewed at the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the original Lady with the Unicorn tapestries can be viewed at the Cluny in Paris, France. .

About the Author

Heirloom European Tapestries is America's largest source for tapestry wall hangings and offers a comprehensive collectionof floral tapestry designs. We also have a wide range of exquisite Italian & French tapestry wall hangings.

If you are looking for a different item here are a list of related products on Artwork For Sale, please check out the following:

Painting Unicorn

Frequently Asked Questions...

Has anyone ever heard of an artist named Gerri Downs?

I have a painting of a blonde girl and a unicorn that is on an aluminum or tin sheet. My husband found it as a garbage truck driver in Kalamazoo, MI 13 years ago. It is signed by the artist and labled 44/500, it also is dated 1981. I have been trying to search the web for her to no avail and would like to find out more about the artist.


Answer:

No, I haven't. Most likely she isn't an artist if you really, really can't find her.
She sounds great though!

wordpress plugins and themes automotive,business,crime,health,life,politics,science,technology,travel