About the piece
This beautiful painting captures a mother and her daughter in repose with the majestic Manti Temple in the background. Composed in Arian's exceptional style of Romantic Realism, this serene image warms the heart and brings to mind the eternal ties that bind families together. Here, a precious personal history, or perhaps a treasured story is passed from one generation to the next. Regardless, the book they hold is well-worn and obviously well-loved. The viewer is led to believe that the tradition celebrated here is one that has been passed down within the family which the little girl will share with her own young daughter someday.
As with so many of Arian's works, this lovely depiction offers a glimpse into the private lives of its subjects, thereby striking a note which resonates with the similarities to one's own family. Like so many of his creations are destined to become, this print will surely attain an honored place as a cherished heirloom to be past down from generation to generation.
Romantic Realist painter Arian is most well known for his Classical and traditional American images. His works are a reflection of his artistic passion and deep spiritual awareness, and as a result are deeply intuitive in nature. The subjects of his paintings seem so natural that one feels momentarily transported into their world, making his work both timeless and global, peaceful and personally inviting.