May 29, 2018 | Author: webSman

Unforgettable Childhood by Claudia Giraudo

May 28, 2018 – June 30, 2018
Palazzo San Rocco, Via San Biagio 31 #Matera

Children have often been the protagonists of novels, poems and plays; but they have also been widely represented subjects throughout the history of art.
Over centuries, great artists have created masterpieces that have left an indelible mark and a testament to the condition of the child, from portraits of noble families to the frescoes of children in the fields, from play to poverty, from denied childhood to privilege, from lessons in art and music to the most tiring and humble labor.
From the bas-relief at the Ara Pacis of Augustus in Rome, which represents a child clinging to his father but whose affection is all turned to his mother who caresses him and watches him lovingly, to the Gospel episode of the massacre of the innocents painted by Duccio di Buoninsegna; in the middle ages the figure of the child was replaced by that of Jesus; more » “Unforgettable Childhood by Claudia Giraudo”

April 29, 2018 | Author: webSman

Artist Edith Lebeau

Edith Lebeau is a Canadian artist based on the north shore of Montreal, Quebec. She spends most of her time painting in her studio with her Evil cat named Jack. For some time, Lebeau lived in the countryside, surrounded by fields, forest and a distant horizon line. Lebeau tells stories through the portraits that she creates. She paints strong female figures intricately paired with fauna and flora elements that are facing their own insecurities.

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April 28, 2018 | Author: webSman

Interview with the Artist Laurel Long

Q: Tell us a little about your method and how you came to favor this medium.

A: I paint in oils on a smooth primed surface. I paint opaquely on the first layer, then glaze and detail on two to three more layers. I started painting in oils in middle school I loved everything about oil painting from the start and never stopped.

Q: Do you consider yourself a storyteller, does your art have a message?

A: My paintings are narrative and based on stories and fairy tales.
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April 27, 2018 | Author: webSman

Interview with the Artist Duma

Q: Tell us about your method and how you came to favor this medium.

A: I work mainly with oil paint but drawing is something special for me since my childhood. Working with pencils is hypnotizing for me, it’s addicting and I forget time and everything in the world!

With my big oil paintings I prepare everything with a different method from my drawings. For my paintings I have everything already established when I start to paint, but when I draw, I just have a rough idea of what I want to do and, in the process, ideas start to come out and the final result is always a surprise. It’s a process of discovery.

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April 26, 2018 | Author: webSman

Interview with the Artist Akiko Ijichi

Q: Tell us a little about your method and how you came to favor this medium.

A: I’m a “Nihonga” painter. Nihonga is a traditional style of painting in Japan.It uses Crushed mineral pigments mixed with a natural liquid adhesive and applied with sumi ink outlines on top of Japanese paper (washi). more » “Interview with the Artist Akiko Ijichi”