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Voltaire dans sa Jeunesse

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Jon Parlangeli

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Voltaire dans sa Jeunesse

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Jon Parlangeli

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$ 1,300

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2022

Oil on canvas

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Dimensions: 61cm (H) x 50.8cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 24" (H) x 20" (W) x 1.5" (D)

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

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DRYING-SHIPS MID-SEPTEMBER.

Simply put, this is a homage to young Voltaire, a dedication to his satire and thinking how it would apply to the intolerance and dogma of today. I wonder how he would have responded to the internet disinformation that is the cause for disconnect and discontent for so many? Thank God there is paint to calm me down. That and at least I can look back in history to offer some light on the future. Every generation thinks this is the end or something equivalent to that. Yet things always seems to go on in one form or another, villains (hopefully) fade into history and all this angst of modern times becomes inspiration for great art!

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Born: 1969

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills

Based in: Bloomfield Hills

My story is easy enough to tell…I’ve been creating since childhood driven by a need for order amongst disorder, new harmonies amongst objects, visually seduced by repetition, pattern, and color and onward the dance goes. At some point around the age of 15 or 16 a rather observant art teacher stepped in and put me on the path from wayward youth to wayward artist. From there it’s been an epicurean vacation of creation like a Jacques Cousteau dive special into the deepest reaches of my mind. Sadly, no sharks. The discoveries are constant, the sun is always shining, and the ocean is always beautifully blue. The rest is nature.
My work is held in multiple corporate and private collections throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

About my work:
I am an explorer at heart possessed with a need to look beyond traditions in style and question the unknown. Because of this the works are seeded in process painting and material discovery. Elements of drawing, textural curiosities and color/form relationships combine to create a unique aesthetic in each work. Depending on what is going on in the world at the time there will also be elements of nature and/or humanity in my work that mix about with abstracted components to create a sort of historic bibliophile in the paint…essentially a moment in time that reflects for a lifetime.


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