The story behind the artwork
A dark and mystical diorama. Kristjana's take on a Flemish Masters' oil painting. The Flemish painters were masters of the oil medium and used it primarily to portray a robust and realistically detailed vision of the world around them. Kristjana brings this 'Oil world' (Oliu heimur in Icelandic) into the modern day by redesigning it into a layered diorama with her mystical creatures and interesting elements woven into the original oil world.
This artwork is a part of a trilogy of dioramas which compliment each other when hung together. The other two dioramas are: Oliu Heimur - Listen in and Oliu Heimur - Look Closer. This artwork also comes as a limited edition print.
Kristjana deftly and intricately hand crafts dioramas to inject a profound sense of vitality into her art work. Kristjana captures the essence of this art form, which historically was a scenic painting, viewed through a peephole, in which adjustments to colour and direction of illumination simulate life-like changes to a piece. Kristjana’s modern-day take on the technique is to design, print and then hand cut the highest quality archival paper which is then slotted into the frame, layered to create the sense of reality and depth.
Paper & inks
Printed in our studio in London, using the highest quality archival paper (Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300gsm) and highest quality inks (giclée), to ensure you are able to enjoy your print for years to come.
Due to the construction of the dioramas, all dioramas come in specialist frames. The top layer of the artwork is placed between two sheets of non-reflective glass. The Oliu heimur - Taste It - 1618 Flemish Masters - Diorama is framed in a bespoke white frame.
44.5 cm x 25.8 cm x 6 cm
Edition & signature
Edition of 45, signed and numbered by the artist.
Certificate of Authenticity
All artwork come with a physical Certificate of Authenticity. It includes an image of the artwork, the edition number and artwork details.
Delivery & Returns
Please note: we keep a small stock of diorama's, if we are out of stock due to a high amount of orders being placed in a short time, our lead time goes up to 2-3 weeks.
We will email you if your order exceeds our normal lead times but if you prefer checking stock before purchasing, please email: email@example.com
Dioramas are delivered within 3-5 working days
Dioramas - London: £10
Dioramas - UK: £20
Dioramas - rest of World £50
International orders may incur customs duties (intra EU orders excluded) which are not included in the shipping costs. Kristjana S Williams Studio will make every attempt to minimise customs charges in accordance with international shipping regulations.
It's Ok if you change your mind. All artwork ordered comes inclusive of our no-hassle 30 days free return policy, no questions asked. You can contact us within 30 days of receiving your order for a full refund or exchange. Please return the item in the original packaging.
Payment options & Payment plans
Accepted payment options
We accept payments using the below payment options.
If you prefer to pay in instalments, any orders over £400 can be purchased with an interest free Partial.ly payment plan for up to 3 months. The order will be processed once the initial payment has gone through and will be delivered according to our normal lead times stated above.