Pastel on Panel 16 in. x 12 in. Sold
"Il Mimo - Firenze, Italia" - Original Pastel Painting
Artist Kelly Borsheim became fascinated with the street performers of Florence, Italy, and their public transformation. This pastel painting depicts a lone mime, gReY, applying his makeup and preparing for his next performance.
Although she first saw gReY - il mimo (gReY - the mime) in 2004, she later met him at a private party in Florence, and they became friends. gReY often performs near the famous Uffizi Gallery and the Loggia dei Lanzi near Piazza della Signoria in central Florence, where he was the day recorded in this drawing. Normally, when he sits on the steps preparing to work, he is surrounded by an audience getting comfortable on the stone rows behind him, but Kelly rather liked the "lone mime" idea, as well as showing off more of the architecture in the Renaissance City.
The Franklin Barry Gallery in Indianapolis framed up this pastel artwork beautifully. They used a gorgeously subtle metallic finished frame with museum glass (dramatically reduces glare) and spacers between the artwork and the frame so that the pastel will never touch the glass, but remains protected.
This pastel painting has sold, but reproductions may be available. Please inquire.