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Acrylic, Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 130cm (H) x 130cm (W) x 3cm (D) / 51.2" (H) x 51.2" (W) x 1.2" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


This item ships from South Africa

Please note that this item is unframed and will be shipped flat

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Artist Statement

Nature remains eternally playful as well as colourful. It doesn't have to be coherent to be understood. All it takes are happy lenses to dye the world all shades of craziness.
From top to bottom, the pale clouds melt in the sky like a delicious dessert. Is it blue, yellow or grey? It all depends on the viewers and their perception of it. The mountains roll down, soft, indulgent and velvety and they brutally stop their million year descent at the mountain gorge, just where the landscape evolves into a cascade of white stones. This is the threshold between wilderness and Man's footprint, with the first cultivated fields. They draw geometrical shapes shooting in all directions, ppromising to feed Mankind.
Tramontana blows it's capricious Northern wind from beyond the hills. Ancestrally, It also refers to people who live on the other side of the mountains and who we perceive, in an erroneous way as foreign and therefore barbarous.
Finally, to loose the Tramontane, in French, also means that you have lost your way.
Allow the wind to guide you back when need be so!


Artist Profile

Hometown: Paris
Based in: South Africa

Born and raised in Versailles, France, Claire was schooled in Paris and obtained a Baccalaureate with distinction.
She moved to South Africa in 1981 and studied Law at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Claire met her husband Giuseppe Soffietti (an Italian architect) and moved to Turin, Italy, where they married in 1984.

They …


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