In Brazil, there's a unique, untranslatable word for describing "the act of caressing or tenderly running fingers through a loved one’s hair": cafuné.
Digital illustration for a love poem written by Iv cel Naiv and published in his book "Uibesc" (2012)
About the artist
Vali Petridean describes himself as (in this particular/ chronological order): shepherd, bakery stoker, tractor driver, sculptor, illustrator, art director and head of art, group creative director, father of 3 children and head of the family. His illustrations are telling us, however, the story of an inner world full of colors and fantastic happenings.
Vali Petridean illustrated the 3 (so far) poetry books written by the beloved anonymous poet Iv cel Naiv - Iv the Naive.
Iv is a close friend of Vali, no one actually knows who he is, but everyone loves at least one of his poems. If you understand Romanian or you’re willing to learn it the nice way, you will enjoy www.ivcelnaiv.ro.
About the printing technique
Giclée fine art prints are high-fidelity reproductions of original artworks, produced on a professional ink-jet printer.
The 270g textured fine art paper we use offers a great archival stability, guaranteeing a durability that exceeds 100 years for prints framed behind glass and guarded from UV rays. The watercolor texture of the surface lends a certain characteristic to the print, revealing impressive details of the artwork.