Recently our team collaborated with the art museums of Latvia and we must admit that the result is amazing – bright, colourful and inspiring set of tattoos is here to be a part of your best autumn ever. We are happy to share with you some details and stories about included masterpieces, because there is great story behind every artwork. Become part of this story by giving your touch and version to some of the well-known art pieces from the permanent exhibitions of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Art Museum RIGA BOURSE and Museum of Decorative Arts and Design!
The Latvian National Museum of Art is an outstanding and an iconic museum, which holds and displays the largest depository of Latvian art. The permanent exhibition is a visual and emotional story of Latvian art development and we decided to embody this also in the temporary tattoo collection ART. It presents iconic, feminine characters – significant inspiration for many artists.
Take a closer look at the young gypsy woman painted by Kārlis Hūns. In the prejudiced, tradition and law-bound society of the 19th century Europe, life of Gypsies gave hope of the possibility of individual freedom. But not all viewers notice one nuance – artist has depicted the moment, when a coin has been thrown into a tambourine. With this coin, the author has included a silent social pointer, making us see that the careless life of the Gypsies is only an appearance. Use this tattoo to show your individuality, let your free spirit thrive no matter what are the social pointers.
What story tells our mysterious princess with her monkey painted by famous Latvian artist Janis Rozentāls? Is it an ideal of woman’s beauty of that time? Or maybe there’s deeper meaning behind it? Identity of the model is unknown, however, some art historians claim that she could be an actress or a dancer taken from real life, and there is possibility that she is a Baltic German gymnast Gotho Bätge.
Some interpretations see her as an allegory of the relationship between an artist and the society, reflecting the power of money over the artist. Or perhaps the princess is the “great art” and the monkey the artist: her servant and plaything, bound by golden chains. Be creative with the interpretation of this temporary tattoo; feel free to tell your own story whether it’s connected with the beauty of the princess or your own shackles of life.