Art Gallery - Paintings - Prints

Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Art Gallery - Paintings - Prints - are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.
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'1927' (Brazil)

A low fence in lacy wrought iron invites the viewer into a cottage with louvered shutters. Depicted in black and white, it encloses a world of memories for Andre de Miranda. This elegant woodcut print depicts the home where, in 1927, his mother was b

'Agave, Tequila Lotto' (Mexico)

The tall silhouette of an agave plant graces the card marked as number 11, in Marina Pallares' original interpretation of the Mexican loteria. In pre-Hispanic Mexico, the agave was regarded as a deity who gave her people that precious and once sacred

'Arrival' (Brazil)

A fishing couple returns home after a day on the sea, representing Brazil's rich and diverse coastal culture with a sense of intimate allure. Simple tracery accentuates the figures' humble pride, as Andre de Miranda uses sharp angles to invigorate th

'Favela II' (Brazil)

Bright silhouettes describe daily life in a favela, the informal neighborhoods around Brazilian cities. Working in the verdant hues of tropical forests and the warm colors of the sun, David da Costa creates a lovely composition. Its bright geometry i

'Like Father, Like Son' (Brazil)

Feline intrigue defines this composition by Andre de Miranda. A father and son stroll mysteriously across night's background, interrupted by flashes of white tracery, their movements synchronized masterfully. Says the artist, "I lived for four years

'Patzcuaro Wall' (Mexico)
On sale - now 58.36 - was $72.95

Patzcuaro is a charming town in central Mexico, not far from Morelia. Founded sometime in the 1320s, it was, at one time in its colonial past, capital of the state of Michoacan. Today, Patzcauro remains well-known for its Day of the Dead celebrations

'Seu Latif Bar' (Brazil)

Quiet arcades open onto a street where rustling palm trees provide shade. The stately buildings house a tavern on Itaparica island in the Bahia de Todos os Santos. Built at the end of the 19th century, the stucco structures with tiled roofs evoke the

'The Beauty of Variation is Nature III' (Thailand)

The textures of trunks and bark evoke bromeliads that enclose a single ecosystem. Fine filaments trace tenuous paths across fields of cloudlike cotton in a mesmerizing abstract. Observing nature up close, Somchai Sawasdee discovers a world of beauty

'The Cutter, Tequila Lotto' (Mexico)

Working hard under the sun, a man cuts off the leaves of the agave plant so he can distill the core to make tequila. He is known as a jimador and he appears in card 14 of Marina Pallares' exclusive interpretation of Mexico's loteria. It is a unique v

'The Paths of Dnar Rocha' (Brazil)

Palms bring welcome shade to the savannah where paths lead to an oasis in the semi-arid plain. Cattle graze in the refreshing sanctuary while horsemen and cowboys tend their animals. In the background, lovers steal away together. Pulika's bold xylogr

'Tunnel of Guanajuato' (Mexico)
On sale - now 58.36 - was $72.95

Guanajuato, capital of the same-named state, is threaded with tunnels that twist underneath the old town center. These tunnels are the vestigial remains of the Guanajuato River, which coursed underneath the city. Repeated flooding prompted the constr