Jungle 4 Painting by Valérie Auriel

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Painting: Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal, Textile on Canvas.

For several years I have worked on the theme of forests. These offer the visual exploration property extremely rich. This is the first place of vegetable profusion: all kinds of trees, ferns, grasses intertwine in a sometimes stifling atmosphere. It is also the location of the mystery hidden behind the foliage birds, mammals, reptiles ... The fact that these tiny lives are invisible or imposing under arouses the visitor curiosity and concern. The forest is finally a symbolic space. This is the location of the event prompting the lost to excel, to overcome his fears to become stronger.
In my painting, I touched on this topic exciting two axes. The first, the forests of fairy tales. The second theme is the virgin forests. Compared to temperate forests, tropical forests exacerbate tensions: the vegetation is denser, the animals seem more cruel, moisture, heat suffocate. However, this wealth, this heat refer to something intimate, sensual, as if they came back into the womb. In the jungle, naked bodies are in harmony with their environment. But the danger still lurks, making man a prey as another…


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Jungle 4

Valérie Auriel

France

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Size: 15.7 W x 19.7 H x 0.8 in

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