by Gillian Murphy


41.5"(105cm) x 41.5"(105cm)



41.5″(105cm) x 41.5″(105cm) – measurements include the frame
Callisto and Galileo can be sold individually or as a pair.
Large, framed, oil and cold wax on canvas – both work very well together.

Strikingly beautiful, these incredible works of art by Gillian Murphy will blow you away. Using oil and cold wax, a method whereby the artist is able to create, strip back and almost gently carve into the paint, this celestial pair have stunning, almost translucent qualities in places, with a seductive, softly tactile surface and the evocative of the most ethereal of atmospheres. These paintings are large works at a ‘metre x metre’ – extraordinary work.

Would look incredible in a large contemporary living space, a public space – or even a bedroom for that gentle, ethereal, atmospheric feel.

See the pair together in the image gallery.

AND Callisto’s sister painting ‘Galileo’ can be viewed HERE

Galilean Moons. In January 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered four of Jupiter’s Moons – now called Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Galileo’s discovery was pivotal point in the history of astromony as his observation revealed that not all celestial bodies revolved around the Earth. Until that time, Eart was thought to be the centre of the Universe.

 Your Shipping Choices Explained

NOTE: Due to Covid 19 areas are experiencing delays and some restrictions on deliveries – please enquire directly with us if you are concerned. 

We generally use the postal service here in Ireland, called An Post. It is very reliable and we take the utmost care in packing all our pieces professionally to ensure that have the very best chance of arriving safely in their destination.  This option would be at your own risk.

We can also offer you our own cargo insurance at a reasonable price – weight and piece dependent. Please enquire with us for this option. (This will also be packed by us and carried by An Post as above)

Taking into account the delicate nature and cost of your purchase, if you would prefer it travel in a specialized and insured Art Box with an outside Art Handler, then this can be arranged.  For paintings up to and including the size 120cm x 100 cm – prices with an insured professional courier, range from €75 – all the way up to €475 (size and location dependent) NOTE: This option will take considerably longer as we will have to outsource it and get quotes for you before we proceed.

For paintings or items falling outside of those largest dimensions then a further discussion is required – as it may need to have a bespoke crate to be built for it and a further cost will apply.

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