|Artist: Maehashi Hitomi||Width: 54,4 cm|
|Support: Canvas||Height: 72,4 cm|
Products with VAT included show a price calculated with VAT tax, so the additional tax of 22% is already added to the price of these products.
The products with VAT Margin apply the additional tax of 22% only on the margin, the difference between the price at which the product is purchased and the price at which the same product is resold.
Lesson is a digital painting of photography artwork realized by the young and extraordinary Japanese artist Hitomi Maehashi. Her technique is not just a photo editing one or graphic digital painting. In her artworks Hitomi Maehashi experiences an innovative and meticolouse tecnique, full of new artistic Japanese trends. Selfportraits, or selfie, and common people portraits are the subjects of her works. In her art she combines reality and manga culture, creating realistic faces characterized by big eyes and porcelaine skin.
Photographic artwork by Hitomi Maehashi, limited edition.
Hitomi Maehashi, born in 1989 is the queen of Digital Painting of Photography. She is an exponent of the art school in Nagoya (Aichi Art School), that is one of the most famous in Japan for the visual arts and painting. This school was also attended by the Master of the Superflat Kawaii Yoshitomo Nara and from the Pop artist Tomoko Nagao.
The technique used by Hitomi is surprising: digital painting on photography. A step that goes beyond Photoshop, more than photo retouching and painting computer graphics: it is an innovative technique, meticulous and well representative of the new artistic trends of POP in Japan. Her images represent ordinary people, often represents herself, but with a strong cultural connotation from the Japanese Comics books (mostly manga genre SHOJO, manga for girls, feminine taste but they have also been successful in the West) and the handy feature of the "cosplay" literally "custom player", where many girls and boys dress up as cartoon characters or heroes, mixing this “street culture" trend with a practice called "kigurumi".
The artist declared to the blog Nipposuggestioni:
I make artworks in a real world, not in a fantasy world. However there is a gap between the reality I feel everyday and the reality that you can see in my photos. I often make photos using myself as model and I transmit the world I see in that photo; in this way I create my art: I transform eyes and figures, keeping a realistic image but with big eyes and porcelain skin such as dolls and Vinyl Toys of my culture. Although this is unnatural for others, it is a natural way for me. Reality and fantasy are mixed together without borders and I also lose the trace of what is real and what is a lie.
The artwork will be packed with rigid supports that will protect it from potential damage during transport. It does not require a wooden box and delivery to EU countries takes 2-5 business days.
For deliveries outside the EU there may be a clearance delay at customs. Contact [email protected] to receive an estimate of possible customs delays.
The shipping cost is calculated before payment. The cost of packaging is included in the shipping cost.
For more information, please visit our Shipping Methods, Returns and Refunds page.
We are happy that you decided to buy an artwork. We'll explain how to do it, but always remember that you can also buy via email ([email protected]), by phone (+39 02.80886294) or by physically coming to one of our galleries.
If the price is visible in the product fiche you can click "ADD TO CART" and proceed autonomously choosing later how to pay and how you like shipping (or pick-up it in one of our store).
If the price is not visible, you must press the "SHOW PRICE" button, so you will receive an email with the price and a button, "DON'T LOOSE IT, BUY NOW": if the price is right for you click on this button and you will be sent back to the site to complete the purchase.
if you LIVE IN EU
If you live in Europe (CEE) the price we show you already includes taxes. The works are taxed either with VAT exposed (22%) or VAT with the margin, if you are a private person you do not change anything, if you are a company: in In the first case, you will recover the VAT, in the second, no. When you put the works in the cart you will be separated from the vat exposed.
If you DON'T LIVE IN EU and you want an EXTRA EU shipping
Many works (not all) have an exposed VAT of 22% included in the price, this vat will be spun off! Obviously you will pay the VAT to your destination country, if due. For example if you live in Switzerland you save 22% but you will have to pay 7.7% to your customs, if you live in Hong Kong you will save 22% and you will not have to pay anything to your customs (lucky you).
Shipments are insured, check the product fiche for more information, or write to [email protected]. For works in stock the delivery time for Italy is three working days, before placing your order please contact us via email ([email protected]) or by phone (+39 02.80886294) to check availability.
If you complete the purchase on the site you can use a credit card, or you can make a bank transfer. Payment in cash is accepted up to 3,000 euros physically in one of our stores. Payments in BitCoin or cryptocurrencies are NOT accepted.