Harmony Triumphing over Discord (Quadriga after Georges Recipon, Grand Palais, Paris)


Poland

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Size: 59.1 H x 70.9 W x 1.2 in

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Painting: Oil on Canvas.

Paris Monuments is the exhibition where you will see a series of paintings inspired by sculptures, those that decorate the capital of France on day to day basis. Originally, Roszczak's works referred to the aura of the city known for its artistic freedom and were to awaken melancholy thought on the transitoriness of life, which for decades was indigenous to the wonderful sculptural compositions presented in the habitat of Paris.
However, a significant caesura in the creation of the series was the terrorist attacks of 2015. In the face of violence directed at random people, the artist decided to change the message of his work, paying homage to the innocent victims. The previous bright colors gave way to the darkness, and the smooth background was overwhelmed by the disturbing mood of the mighty storm, giving the canvas a new dimension.

The information that media conveyed during the terrorist attacks influenced me very much, what happened in Paris was shocking. The spirit of the city known for its artistic freedom and bohemianism has been penetrated with fear. The habitat where such wonderful artists as; Picasso, Léger, Matiss or Braque had lived and created, was changed in my imagination, something was spilled out.

I could no longer look at the Paris Monuments series like before, so I had to change them. These very sad events have caused this. - Andrzej Roszczak

Keywords: Statue, Triumph, Black And White , Paris, France, Chaos, Classic, Harmony, Man, Monument

Subjects: Pop Culture/Celebrity

Styles: Portraiture, Realism, Figurative

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Pop Culture/Celebrity Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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