Still Life With an AppleBy Valeria Privalikhina
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“For a year I worked on my diploma project dedicated to Claude Monet, hardly leaving the studio other than for a field trip to France. This simple coffee mug and an apple were my usual companions during all this time, so I decided to paint them as a memory of time and space. Unassuming, fragmentary, and irregular, this still life for me became a metaphor for human existence.”
Even without dwelling on the symbolism of the apple, this still life offers a multitude of readings. Composition-wise, it is “certainly uncertain”, with strong diagonals and primordial geometric shapes dissolving in the most unexpected places. Refreshingly honest, soothing in its blue-dominated palette, it is one of those paintings that you can keep rediscovering.
Light and air invade all 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.
This unique original work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
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 …
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