6.23.2022

Local Sale - Art By A.R. Danziger

Hello everyone! I've been hanging on to some of my artwork for too long. I need to sell it to make room for other projects.

Local delivery only to the greater Seattle area. If you really want it shipped I'll have to charge you $50 for shipping fees and packing supplies.

Please contact me at ardanziger@gmail.com   or text 585-507-7633.


Crucifixion with Old Testament Typology:

Ink, watercolor, and metal leaf on illustration board. Custom frame.

17.5" x 24"

$300  SOLD

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Seattle Apocalypse

Acrylic on gessoed panel board.

16" x 20"

$300

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Woman Clothed with the Sun

Acrylic and metal leaf on 2" deep cradled panel board. Unfinished sides.

24" x 18" x 2"

$200

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Revelation Set:
The Woman Riding the Beast vs. The Wedding Supper of the Lamb

Acrylic on gessoed panel board

each one 12" x 12"

This is meant to be a set. $25 each or $40 for both.  SOLD

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Celtic Carpet Page

Etching

Image is 6.75" x 8.5", framed piece is 13.75" x 15.5". Custom frame. Print paper behind matte still has deckled edge.

$75

I have 2 more unframed prints of this available for $25 each

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1.04.2022

Art Shows 2021

I'm excited to announce that my painting "Seattle Apocalypse" has been in two shows now.  

The first was the Southwest Artist Showcase at the Southwest branch of the Seattle Public Library in October 2021.

The second is happening right now until February 10th, 2022.  It's an online international exhibition entitled "EXTINCTION - 2021: Save the Planet", featuring art with environmental themes.  

The link to the exhibition is here (I'm #27 in the ranked sort!): Gallerium: Extinction - 2021 | Smart Online Exhibition

My page where you can purchase the piece is here: Gallerium: Extinction - 2021 | Seattle Apocalypse



10.25.2021

La Sagrada Família / The Holy Family

I finally completed a painting I've been working on since last summer.  Poster prints on archival heavyweight paper are available here.


La Sagrada Família / The Holy family by A.R. Danziger. Acrylic and metal leaf on wooden panel, 30" x 24".

This will be hanging up in Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School where my daughter has been flourishing in the school's dual language (English/Spanish) immersion program. It's a very special school; Christ-centered with a family atmosphere.

Their motto is: "One family, diverse in backgrounds, united in faith."  I felt inspired to work in a style that represented this vision, so I looked to early Medieval Spanish art which combined so many diverse cultures into something unique and beautiful to serve and glorify Our Lord.

The outer border, angels, stars, and background colors were inspired by Mozarabic illuminated manuscripts.  This illustration from a commentary on the book of Revelation has unique decorative elements influenced both by the Asturian Celts and their Moorish neighbors:


Beatus de Facundus (1047)

Our Lady's portrait is based on a friend of mine from South America in the hope that the Spanish-speaking children at the school would find this depiction of the Holy Family more familiar and relatable.  Her robes are based on this painted altar frontal from the Church of Santa Maria d'Avià in Catalonia. There is a definite Byzantine influence to the figures of that period, but also a unique regional decorative style:


I found more inspiration in the Romanesque period frescos from the Church of Santa Maria de Taull also in Catalonia:

For example, Saints Peter and Paul...


Finally, the large star in the center above the heads of the Holy Family is inspired by Byzantine icons of the Nativity which show the Star of Bethlehem with 3 rays of light descending which represent the Blessed Trinity:

Orthodox Nativity Scene Art Print by Munir Alawi






11.19.2020

Seattle Apocalypse

 I actually sketched out this painting 5 years ago and just got around to painting it in March during the first COVID-19 lockdown.  My sense of humor comes out when it seems like the end is nigh:


During the Middle Ages, illustrated commentaries on the Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) were quite popular. This piece uses the common conventions for representing the angel blowing the second trumpet (Rev 8:8) but I added details that make it more personal to my experience of living in Seattle.  There are some days when Mt. Rainier is visible from the West Seattle bridge, but the base is obscured by clouds that make it appear to hover in the air.  The fish are sockeye salmon...the dead ones have red pigmentation at the end of their life cycle. The land is covered in native wildflowers; trillium and fringe cup. Also white star flowers and coastal wormwood to forshadow the next trumpet.

Here's the same scene from the Cloisters Apocalypse (14th centruy A.D.) for comparison:




8.27.2020

St. Michael the Archangel

I finished this painting early this year. This shows Saint Michael the Archangel casting the devil (represented by a dragon) down out of heaven. I painted it using acrylics and metal leaf. I used the style and conventions found in Romanesque period illuminated manuscripts for my inspiration. This was sold at my daughter's Catholic school auction, and I was very honored to find out that a seminarian won it.