Fontana Viva Painting by Sylvia Thijssen

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Fontana Viva, painting by Sylvia Thijssen, in her studio with also the painting Venus.
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Fontana Viva

Sylvia Thijssen

Netherlands

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Size: 39.4 W x 59.1 H x 1.6 in

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Painting: Oil, Acrylic on Canvas.

Welcome! Enjoy the authentic and original art by Dutch artist Sylvia Thijssen.
Title of the painting: Fontana Viva
Size: 150 x 100 cm (± 59,1 x 39,4 inches)
Medium: this artwork is created with high quality oil paint and acrylic paint.
Dated: 2020, signed and dated on the front, made in my studio in a former prison in Breda, The Netherlands.
Fontana Viva is a painting in the Mythological series.

Artist Talk about this painting on youtube:
https://youtu.be/uL8fmOLZyBQ

About this Mythological series of paintings:

I put the paint on the canvas in active gestures, like I'm dancing. While painting I often feel like making a symphony with colors and lines acting together in big and small gestures.
I also search for the natural look of a moment in eternity, as if it is a structure that grew and matured. The gnostic part is the feeling of a mystical knowledge that I’m bringing alive.

These canvasses are not paintings, these are adventures. Exciting adventures for me as an artist, but also adventurous to the spectator. There is so much happening!
These are worlds in which I exist, realities built in paint and consciousness. A personal cosmos, in which the mind can wander and the eye is wondering.
Can I unfold new adventures and worlds within the observer?

About the painting Fontana Viva:

Rome, a city I visited often, is a city of fountains. In Rome I learned to drink, taste and appreciate water. And then no water from the tap, because the Italians generally do not drink water that had a technical process. But water from the (drinking) fountains on the street. And then you shouldn't think that every fountain spits the same water! No, that depends on which aqueduct the water supply comes from. And then it also matters that a fountain that is closer to the supply of an aqueduct gives colder water (from the mountains) than water that has been flowing through the city for some time. With a real Roman next to you, you cannot roam Rome without drinking water from the various fountains. With accompanying explanation about what you taste and why it is healthy.
And apart from the water-thing, sitting comfortably on the edge of a water-spouting fountain in a warm sun increases your lust for life!

Sylvia Thijssen


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