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Place zorrilla, la muse du poète

$623
Painting
One of a kind work
35 x 27 cm
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Oil painting
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One of a kind work
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Cardboard
Dimensions
35 x 27 cm
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This painting was executed on the spot during a stay in Valladolid, Spain. It represents one of the two figures of the statue located in the center of the Zorrilla square, in the heart of the city, next to a monumental fountain. This is one of the most famous squares, where the Cavalry Academy is located, whose buildings can be seen in the painting. The statuary consists of a full-length bust of José Zorrilla, a 19th-century poet and playwright born in Valladolid, and another of his winged muse with her lyre. It was the latter that charmed me, with its delicate and fragile pose, so feminine, inviting us to dream. I was particularly seduced by the contrast between the very dark bronze and the very light stone on which it is placed, which draws the eye. Everything else is lost in half-tone, even the neo-Renaissance architecture of the buildings. They have no weight in the face of the power of imagination and creation!

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Barbara Petit

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Paris 17ème (75), France

213 works

Barbara Petit presents figurative painting arising most frequently from a motif. She favours portraits and life models. In them, she sees a sort of quest for origins, for our human identity.

Learning and passing on painting

Barbara Petit was born in 1977 in Pas-de-Calais. She first took an interest in drawing and composition at a very young age. A few years later, she was introduced to painting by various professional painters. After receiving a number of awards at various events in and around the French capital, she today continues her journey as a painter and teaches painting in Paris. She also regularly provides advice in the practical pages of the magazine Pratique des Arts.

Alongside painting, her work as a journalist has enabled her to learn more about the history of art, notably in her collaboration for the André Derain sketchbooks.

Painting to reveal the beauty of the world

Barbara Petit works most often in a studio when the subject is nature or outside if working on a motif. She sees painting as a way of reproducing the beauty of the world around her, the love she has for it and the love it has for her, with her imagination, emotions and feelings.

Beauty is hidden everywhere, even in the simplest things, like a landscape or a composition… The subject is but a pretext for self-expression. What matters is the painting.

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