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Schieleren Coffee Mug featuring the painting Schlieren Chiarascuro by Regina Valluzzi

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Schlieren Chiarascuro Coffee Mug




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Our ceramic coffee mugs are available in two sizes: 11 oz. and 15 oz. Each mug is dishwasher and microwave safe.


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Congratulations on your sale! ! !

Thanks Rona.

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April 20th, 2019

Couldn’t believe I could find this remembrance of this school from which my wife graduated. It came in just a few days and well packed. Very happy with my purchase.

April 20th, 2019

A beautiful mug that I got for my sister, who just got her own Cayman!

April 16th, 2019

I am delighted with this mug. The art work is excellent. I used a gray border and it looks great in my kitchen.

April 16th, 2019

Gorgeous mug. Great quality.

April 16th, 2019

Very beautiful

April 16th, 2019

Great floral image and coffee mug.

Artist's Description

Oil on primed Linen, 12 in by 12 in; March 2011 Schlieren Chiarascuro is a fairly Representational painting. �Schlieren� refers to the dark lines that appear when a liquid crystal drop is place between two polarizing plates at 90 degrees to one another. The patterns formed by the dark Schlieren can be used to identify the type of liquid crystal, and to infer how the molecules are organized. The patterns of light and dark and regions of color in a liquid crystal arise from changes in the orientation of the molecules. Smooth changes in orientation create a natural gradation from light to dark, or from one hue to another. The result is a natural chiarascuro of transmitted light. One of a series of paintings addressing scientific imagery as metaphorical visual information. Through a change of context, these paintings (and drawings) explore an communicate the experiential aspects of investigation and discovery. By providing an alternative abstracted depiction of worlds an i...

About Regina Valluzzi

Visit The Nerdly Painter website for my Science Themed Art! Visit Dreaming Between the Lines for my Reinvented Landscapes Mixed media Art! MAILING LIST SIGNUP See my images available for Royalty free and Rights Managed Licenses ! (easy peasy checkout) Statement: Art can illuminate even the most elusive and difficult to comprehend ideas. Scientific imagery can be as impenetrable as well as intriguing and beautiful. Analysis of many technical diagrams, presentations of data, and scientific images is a set of commonly accepted rules that are learned and internalized over years of study and publication. These rules and tightly codified visual metaphors help scientists communicate complex ideas mostly amongst themselves,...

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