ABOUT THIS PAINTING
This painting depicts the colorful island of Murano, best known for its exquisite production of glass and located near venice. The composition emphasizes the soft hues of the islands' facades and dwellings. Bright reflections and colorful shadows animate the waters in the canal and the architectural facades aligned above it. A still boat on the left heightens the tranquility of this radiant scene. The bright and shimmering light of a summer afternoon in Murano enthuse life and joy in this quiet scene.
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
ARTIST: Carole Nataf (myself)
SIZE: 28 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.