ABOUT THIS PAINTING
This landscape painting was painted on location in the heart of the Tuscan region in Italy. Verdant mountains, flowering plants and bright skies conjure up a peaceful atmosphere of summer vacation. A few empty chairs are set in the middle of the scene framed by pittoresque trees.The rich texture and heavy brushstroke convey the labour of working in the heat and blinding summer sun of Italy.
Painted in allaprima Plein Air technique, the artist focused on general shapes and values and applied quick strokes onto wet surfaces to capture the brevity of the moment and spontaneity of the impression of the landscape onto the viewer.
The intimate size of the canvas, stretched onto a panel convey a sense of nostalgic souvenir or a precious memory that the artist sought to materialize.
TITLE: Tuscan Landscape
ARTIST: Carole Nataf (myself)
SIZE: 25 x 20 cm
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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.