Touring the World One Painting at a Time
Travel the world? Yes please! Is there anyone out there who does not have that familiar dream on their bucket list? This one keeps getting pushed down to the bottom on my list too. Not to worry, we have compiled 7 different pieces of art from 7 different countries to put our daydreaming at bay for a while and give you a taste of different cultures all through the comfort of your computers. What better way to tour different countries than through their artworks that capture influences, lifestyles, and standards. Please enjoy the tour!
Melodia Sax by Ivaldo Robles
This piece and a great deal of Robles works are prominently based on musical subject matter with representations of instruments like guitars, saxophones, and musical notations. The layering of the paint draws a parallel to the layering of notes, melodies, rhythm, and instruments within a single song. Raised in Mexico, Robles developed his passion for art and technique for using various materials to apply textures to structure the movements and layers of his art.
Tigris by Guillaume Azoulay (2009) Giclee on canvas
This Moroccan artist was influenced greatly by his views of his surroundings and travels through Europe and the Middle East. Azoulay’s unique self-taught style captures moments of heightened excitement and fluid motion. The purity of line and intricate details create balance, harmony, contrast, and illusion of depth and movement.
Spring Fashions by ErtÉ. Serigraph
Also known as Romain de Tirtoff, this French artist designed costumes and stage sets to illustrations appearing in Vogue and Cosmopolitan. The figures take a classy and fragile form from which his Art Deco style continues to influence fashion into the 21st century.
Debbie and Donna II by Itzchak Tarkay. Serigraph in color linen
Serbian born artist Tarkay developed his great artistic skill upon his family’s return home from World War II concentration camps. The female form is made timeless in the creation of world of this serene, tranquil atmosphere these women are in. The bright color palette and two-dimensional patterns show influences of French Impressionism.
Deep Passage by Elena Bond (2012) Oil on Canvas
Russian born artists Elena Bond has a rare style and painting technique using thick, smudging lines that come into perspective when viewing them from a distance. From up close, the swirling colors and shapes blend together and blur the subject. While her subjects are vast and range from portraits to scenery, a sense of reflection is felt in each one, as in Deep Passage.
Thinking of You by Pino Daeni (2004) Giclee on Canvas
Pino embodies the impeccable Italian artistry with clear influences from the Pre-Raphaelites and Macchiaioli through his compositions accentuating the human figure. The feelings of family love and warmth are felt greatly through his paintings.
Table for One by Isaac Maimon (1994) Serigraph on paper
Leading influencer of the Café Movement, Israeli Artist Isaac Maimon uses bright colors and scenes of fashionable women to capture the beauty and charisma of Parisian society. He often depicts an atmosphere that is warm and inviting to capture the “boulevard culture”.