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Sidney Fine Art Show – A Languid Dream of Rapture

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Ok, it’s not my cleverest title for a blog post but as you will see a most appropriate one.

I am thrilled to report that I have had all three of my submissions accepted into the Sidney Fine Art Show this year. The pieces are described below.

Languid Light – This piece began with some ghost imagery from a previous print and was completed with collage and pencil work to create a multi-layered and textured piece infused with a cool light and warm undertones, invoking a languid, sultry mood. The frame, painted by me, is a cool blue with sides and underpainting of bright red.

Languid Light, framed

Languid Light, framed

December Dream – after pulling the fourth and final monoprint from this plate I decided to let the remaining ink dry on the plate and frame the plate itself as a work of art. With its coppery glow and hint of color I think it makes quite a striking, evocative piece.

December Dream, framed

December Dream, framed

The Rapture – The final piece is a diptych of two photopolymer gravure etchings of striking statues I photographed in Italy. The prints are collaged on board, with strips of abstract, complimentary imagery added to the sides. The image on the left is of a small statue in a Florentine cemetery. The one on the right is a portion of the famous Rape of Polyxena by Pio Fedi in Florence’s Loggia dei Lanzi adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria. Both images and statues center around themes of life, passion and death.

The Rapture, diptych, framed

The Rapture, diptych, framed

If you are in town please visit the Sidney Fine Art Show to view these and the nearly 400 fabulous works of art that will be on display.

Sidney Fine Art Show
Mary Winspear Center
Sidney, BC
October 17-19, 2014

 

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Author: chiaink

World travelled yet never weary, eloquent and evocative, Chiarina's artworks sing with a sensitive and sensuous spirit.

12 thoughts on “Sidney Fine Art Show – A Languid Dream of Rapture

  1. Congratulations Chiarina! They are all beautiful pieces!

  2. three sensitive
    and diverse explorations
    of sensuality
    ~
    congratulations
    and good luck
    with the show

  3. Congratulations, Chia! Very exciting. Your work is stunning. xo

  4. Brilliant work! I’m particularly fond of the “Dream” piece!!! Wishing you the very best!

  5. Three quite different works: loved ‘Languid Nights’ with its suggestion of nostalgia and stillness.

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