Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 70cm (H) x 35cm (W) / 27.6" (H) x 13.8" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
”I saw Rouen Cathedral for the first time on a field trip in preparation for my diploma project dedicated to Claude Monet, and the motif has haunted me ever since. Now I understand Monet - there is something special about this place, it gets under your skin.” —Valeria Privalikhina
Flooded in the broad afternoon light and peppered with exquisite details, “Rouen Cathedral” is a quintessential Impressionist cityscape painting. Here Valeria applies her technical skillset to the fullest; starting with fine luminous washes, she gradually builds up to richer impastoed areas, reserving the brightest elegant touches to depict the shifting hues of the sunlight on the intricate cathedral’s façade.
Despite following Monet’s footsteps in her choice of subject matter, Valeria managed to speak with her own voice through the choice of a narrow vertical format, colour palette and delicate edgework typical of her style.
This unique original work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
Signed lower left: V.Privalikhina.
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Hometown: Divnogorsk, Russia
Based in: St. Petersburg
"Beauty is so intangible, it is inherent in every object and yet everyone sees it in an instinctively chosen combination of elements."—Valeria Privalikhina
Light and air invade Valeria's paintings immediately evoking the atmosphere of France and Italy where she made extended visits. Works of Joaquín Sorolla, Édouard Vuillard and the late work of Claude Monet played a part in Valeria's subtle palette and light yet dynamic brushwork.
Valeria Privalikhina was born in a small town in Siberia in a family of artists and dedicated most of her life to painting. To achieve the effortless style she possesses today, she has undergone a 9-year professional training including the rigorous 6-year program at the Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St.Petersburg, Russia, from which she graduated in 2019 with a diploma project dedicated to Claude Monet.
Despite being based on a very strong technical foundation, her style is very immediate and free. Valeria's work investigates the deeper meaning of beauty, as well as talks about the fragility of the modern world.
Valeria participates in national and international exhibitions and her work is collected worldwide. Her work is represented by The Russian Ark Gallery since 2020.
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