Title: Early morning light on Three Sisters, Katoomba
Medium: Oil on stretched canvas
Size: 12 X 24 inches (30 x 61 cm)
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Inspired by original oil painting on board 18 x 26 inches by J.W. Curtis and dated 1893.
James Waltham Curtis (1839-1901) was an eminent Australian colonial artist whose work lives on as a tribute to Australia’s early days of European settlement. His approach is of technical, poetic and historical interest, emphasizing man’s battle with a primeval landscape and nature, his picturesque landscapes being fine examples of the late 19th century period which preceded the Heidelberg School. Curtis was an English painter and illustrator who it is believed, came to Australia during the Gold Rush. Curtis’ work plays an important part in the preservation of Australian history and is an excellent reminder of how life was in the latter part of the 19th century.
In this painting I decided to create the play of light coming from the left hand side of the painting as at dawn. The small figure in the foreground shows the insignificance of humanity in the natural world.
The painting was painted using brush and palette knife for detail and more structured paint.
About the artist
Christopher Vidal is a realist artist inspired by the style and techniques of the classical realist painters such as Caravaggio and Dutch painters as Rembrandt. He is also inspired by the American painters of the Hudson River School and the Australian impressionists of the Heidelberg Art Movement.
His works of art brings together classical realism from Europe and US as well as Australian impressionism.
With his work Chris finds a connection between his love for science, environment and arts. With his work he wants to show the beauty of nature and to re-establish the connection of humanity with nature.
These paintings are handcrafted and individually made and not mass produced.
Paintings are photographed in a professional studio setup to retain fidelity of colour to the original painting. However slight variations might occur due to lighting, digital photography and monitor settings.
Copyright Christopher Vidal (2018)
Artist has copyright on this original painting so it may not be copied in any way.
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