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Intarsia - Alfons Mucha

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Project by Dominik Matus posted 03-05-2013 09:26 PM 1464 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second intarsia I made. It is cut veneer. I used heating (carbonization) and putty.

-- Cabinetmaker, student of restoration





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 09:28 PM

Truly outstanding—tremendous job IMHO.

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 09:32 PM

Absolutely beautiful!

Just curious, what is the difference between intarsia and marquetry?

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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shipwright

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 09:52 PM

The difference here is a matter of the country and language of translation. This is clearly what in English speaking countries is called marquetry. The terms are elusive from language to language.

What ever you call it this is just excellent work.
What a great future you have ahead of you Dominik, your talent is obvious and your training must have been excellent.
Bravo on all the pieces you have posted today.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 10:37 PM

Dominik, thank you for sharing this excellent work with us! Love it, very Mucha!

I especially like how you handled the reflection of her feet in the water and the shading in the gown. Well done!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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Dominik Matus

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#5 posted 03-05-2013 10:44 PM

:) thank you, yes I’m always playing with texture and direction of timber.

-- Cabinetmaker, student of restoration

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 11:09 PM

Awesome!!

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 11:42 PM

Dominik,
This is just wonderful.

And, welcome to lumberjocks, too.

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#8 posted 03-06-2013 12:17 AM

Yep, very well heat treated and composed :) I also noticed the exquisite detail of the reflected legs.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#9 posted 03-06-2013 12:27 AM

Beautiful!!!

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#10 posted 03-06-2013 02:39 AM

That is so very beautiful! the detail, shading are outstanding.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 03-06-2013 11:02 AM

Amazing work! How is the shading done?

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#12 posted 03-06-2013 01:57 PM

I like you work !!!

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#13 posted 03-06-2013 02:06 PM

Dominik, That is absolutely an outstanding piece of work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#14 posted 03-06-2013 02:46 PM

Beautiful work!!! You did an awesome job, love it.

-- Intarsia92

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#15 posted 03-06-2013 03:16 PM

Wow. Can you explain how you used putty in this project?

-- Julian

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