Alchemy art - Large format fine art prints
Alchemical books and manuscripts were often illustrated with challenging and complex emblems.
These are mostly in the form of woodcuts or engravings and are very difficult for the modern
eye to appreciate. Adam McLean has studied this material for forty years and has made these images
accessible again by subtly colouring them in the style of original manuscript watercoloured figures.
This enables us to see these alchemical images as artworks relevant to our modern age.
Many of these images were originally rather small and enlarging them to a substantial size is
not really possible as the detail disappears in the rescaling. Thus McLean provides most of his
coloured emblematic figures close to their original size as
prints on A4
(11.75 by 8.25 inch paper).
There are, however, a substantial number of images that can be scaled up and these are now being
supplied in the form of A2 (24 by 16.5 inch) fine art giclée prints which are printed and signed
by the artist himself.
This site is divided into a number of sections:-
Alchemical Emblem series
Astrononomical and Astrological prints
General emblematic prints
Peter Brueghel's Seven Deadly Sins series.