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'Lalage' 2023


Abridged description on the human experience:


The triptych is based on three cities from the book 'Invisible Cities' by Italo Calvino. The book consists of a sequence of imaginary dialogues between the Venetian traveller Marco Polo and the Tartar emperor Kublai Khan. In the course of these discussions, the young Polo describes a series of metropolises, each of which bears a woman's name.


'Marco answers that the city is called Lalage and that its inhabitants built it that way so that the moon would grant the city the power to grow endlessly'


'Theodora has been invaded multiple times throughout the centuries. Residents finished with one enemy, only to begin fighting another'


'Olinda is certainly not the only city that grows in concentric circles, like tree trunks which each year add one more ring'

The original painting of 'Lalage' was painted in 2023 with acrylic paint and collage on 310gsm watercolour paper.
The original is available for purchase. 
This print is one of a limited edition of 40. The dimensions of the visible print area are 41cm x 57cm. The total size is 45cm x 61cm which includes a 2cm border for framing purposes.
Each print is individually signed and numbered by the artist.
Enclosed is a certificate of authenticity to guarantee your print is a limited edition artwork only available at the edition stated.


The print will be shipped flat between layers of two ply cardboard or alternatively can be collected in person.

'Lalage' by Rian Hotton Limited Edition of 40 Archival Print 41 x 57cm

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