This is an oil painting on panel of Isola Bella island in Sicily near Taormina. The beach scape depicts the view from Taormina of the beautiful island on a summer afternoon.
TITLE: Isola Bella Taormina landscape
ARTIST: Carole Nataf (myself)
SIZE: 10 x 8 inches
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TYPE: Original Oil Painting by Carole Nataf
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Carole Nataf is an experienced London-based artist who was born in France. She has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S., Paris and London (Mall Galleries, London; Kingston Gallery, Boston; etc.) and her work is represented in dozens of private collections and publications. She holds degrees in Philosophy from La Sorbonne (B.A.) and History of Art (M.A.) from the Courtauld Institute where she is currently undertaking a PhD in HIstory of Art.
While studying art privately in Paris, NYC, San Francisco and Boston, she was naturally drawn to painting outdoors and from life, immersed in the heart of her subjects. Influenced by the French impressionists and inspired by contemporary culture, the world she depicts is soft and colorful.
Carole’s more recent work explores contemporary visual culture and the effects of social media, iphone photography and digital culture on representation. Adopting high exposure, saturated colors and distorted angles, her recent portraits express the ambiguity of self-presentation in the digital age.