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IGOR LARIONOV modern impressionist

IGOR LARIONOV Modern Impressionist paintings on show at Gallery France
The world composed of colour, light and air is the creative concept of the painter Igor Larionov, his own original interpretation of our reality. Viewing his pictures one gets a chance to understand painting as such and to perceive its deep essence. The artist.s power lies in shaking a trivial view of things, in revealing the beauty of everyday life for people, in recalling the amazing perfection of God.s creation. Landscapes, still lives and genre paintings executed by Igor Larionov represent the universe as a bright, joyful and light world. The radiance of tender pearly colours, which are characteristic of the artist.s colourful vision, spellbinds and excites people. In them, one can see the reflection of primeval beauty, the poetry of the universe and the reminding of the lost paradise. For Igor Larionov, it is of prime importance to reproduce in a picture his own impressions of the seen things and to get his ide…

Louis Valtat


A French painter, akin to the Fauves and a link between Monet and Matisse. Louis Valtat (1869-1952). Born in Dieppe, Normandy in a wealthy shipowner family. His father was an amateur landscape painter and he encouraged his son to choose a profession as a painter. Louis went to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and finally to the Académie Julien and was inspired by Paul Gaugin.

By an unfortunate combination of circumstances - Valtat suffered from tuberculosis and spent so much time on the fresh Mediterranean - he befriended Paul-Auguste Renoir and Paul Signac. 

Renoir portrait he made many drawings and along with this brilliant artist he worked on a sculpture of Paul Cézanne.
His health continued to play tricks on him and from 1948 he could no longer paint. He got an eye disease and was stone blind. Valtat died on January 2, 1952 in Paris.

Thanks goes to Ellen Maarschalkerweerd

DAVID VARNAU 's Statement

represented by
Gallery France

Artist Statement We are all fascinated with the human image! FIRST of all, in my sculptures, what both intrigues and excites me is to successfully create an image that, at first glance, grabs the viewer’s attention and carries your eyes along the dominant lines of the figure. In each sculpture, you are invited to discover the gesture or action line embedded in the work. Go ahead; view the work from other angles. With 3-D art, it is particularly satisfying for me to succeed in captivating your interest from all sides of the piece. SECOND, as you examine the sculpture more closely, you notice that a hallmark of my work is that, while I am sculpting in clay, I accentuate the natural planes of the body, slightly abstracting the figure, which invites your eyes to linger further. THIRD, I endeavor to render certain details or features so that they all contribute to the mood of the piece. The gesture of the figure’s hand, the twist of the body, the tilt of…

When Art Intersects with Mathematics: Constantin Brancusi, M. C. Escher and Cristian Todie

(Note: this essay is dedicated to my father, the mathematician Henri Moscovici) It’s only relatively recently in cultural history—during the past hundred years or so–that the disciplines became so highly specialized (and advanced) that it’s nearly impossible for anyone to be “cutting edge” in both the arts/humanities and science/mathematics. But the fields of human knowledge did not used to be so sharply delineated. Plato, for instance, was not only a great writer of dialogues and one of the greatest philosophers of all time, but also an outstanding mathematician. The school he founded in 387 BC, the Academy of Athens, was inspired by Pythagoras and emphasized mathematics as the foundation for all the other fields of inquiry. Likewise, his student, Aristotle,was considered a founder of several empirical branches of science, including physics, astronomy and biology (or natural science, as it was called until the nineteenth century). Even as late as the Enlightenment, the French philoso…