Ixchel (Museum Quality print) by Ariel Vargassal
Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth (305 gsm, 100% cotton)
101.6 x 101.6 cm / 40 x 40 in
Limited Edition of 100, Includes Certificate of Authenticity and artist signature
$1,250 USD + shipping
Playboy Mexico Art Book Collection
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Original artwork available, acrylic on canvas $17,000 USD
Exclusively at Reine Gallery.
In this work, Ixchel carefully balances the rabbit and the fruit, painting an elegant picture of of fertility, sexuality and femininity. Ariel Vargassal represents the Mayan Moon goddess in a style that seamlessly blends his fine signature style with Playboy Mexico’s iconic sensuality.
–Sway Gaytan (curator)
The goddess of the moon, was one of the most important deities of the Mayan culture. Among her gifts were the moon circles of water, fertility, agriculture, pregnancy, birth, love and sexuality. She was also the patron of textiles, painting, arts and medicine. The Mayans depicted her with a rabbit -there is a legend about a rabbit on the moon- and a dragon fruit flower. My intention of my own perspective of Ixchel is to bring all the aspects of the mythology with a more contemporary view point. In this version, I decided to paint the fruit instead of the flower as a symbol of harvest and bringing the traditional representation of the rabbit as fertility, but painting Ixchel with the beauty of the female body as a symbol of sexuality, connecting the bridge between my style and the one of Playboy.
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