Flowers and art have had a long and storied relationship. 从 莫奈的 水礼来公司 to 梵高的系列 向日葵 绘画, artists have spent countless hours immortalizing the beauty of blooms. Buenos Aires-based artist 玛利亚玛尔塔Morelli continues the tradition of 花的艺术 with her series of large-scale 绘画 of peonies and roses.
“I'm very interested in the cycle of time and I consider myself an environmental painter, focused on Mother 自然's beauty,” Morelli tells 我的现代了. “Flowers represent youth, 性感, 温柔, 辉煌, 激情, 爱, 和美丽, but at the same time they also represent the unbearable finitude of life.” She renders her subjects with layers of oil paint until each tiny detail is captured. 此外, she places her flowers against a solid color background to enhance the vibrant 辉煌 of the flora.
While she is fond of all flowers, her art gravitates towards two species in particular. “The flowers that I usually paint, 比如牡丹和玫瑰, have a structure with enveloping petals,”她继续. “I think of these curved structures as the beautiful female bodies from the Renaissance.“通常, her compositions feature a combination of blossoms and flowers that are already in full bloom. This gives the artist the opportunity to paint different stages of a flower's life on one canvas.
Due to the level of realism in Morelli's art, she often spends over 40 hours on one painting. “When working in a realism style, we have to look very carefully at our whole model first,”她解释道. “Then, virtually part it into small pieces like a puzzle. [Only afterward] can we can process the information these pieces are giving us (i.e. 颜色、价值、形状).”
The artist's keen observation of peonies and roses pays off as her art looks real enough to touch. In this way, she celebrates the ephemeral beauty of something that exists. “通过我的画, I expect people to stop for a while in their hurried lives and admire the great beauty in 自然 which is usually taken for granted.”
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