Original painting “Grey eyed king”


  • Original painting, acrylic paints and inks on Canvas
  • Dimensions Height 100cm, Width 80cm
  • Framing This artwork is not framed
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The artwork is inspired by the poem “Grey-eyed king” by Anna Akhmatova

Grey-eyed king

Glory to you, inescapable pain!
The gray-eyed king died yesterday.

The autumn evening was sultry and red,
My husband returned and quietly said:

‘You know, they brought him back from the hunt,
They found his corpse by the old oak tree.

I pity the queen. He was so young! ..
In just one night her hair turned white.’

He found his pipe on the mantelpiece
And went out to his nighttime shift.

I’ll go and wake my daughter now,
I’ll look into her little gray eyes.

While outside the rustling poplars say:
‘Your king is no longer upon this earth…’

This artwork is part of the project “Tierischbunt”, which has been created for the exhibition in Munich animal shelter in November 2019. The aim of the project is to manifest the importance of all living beings on our planet, no matter how big or small they are. To remind the viewer of beauty and fragility of nature, the joy that it brings to our lives and homes.

This artwork is created with acrylic paints and acrylic inks on canvas. The canvas is stretched on a wooden frame and of excellent quality. Sides are painted, framing is not required and the artwork is ready to hang. A layer of varnish protects the artwork against UV light and dust.

The painting will be safely packed in a cardboard box and dispatched within 14 working days from Germany.

All my paintings are original and one of a kind.
All original images are the property of Luba Holland. I do not sell the rights to my images, whether commissioned or otherwise. You are simply purchasing the original artwork.

Notes: Due to possible differences in monitor settings colors may appear differently in person and on the screen.

The price doesn’t  include shipping. Please contact me for delivery price.

Additional information

Dimensions 80 × 100 × 4 cm