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Feeling of freedom

By paolafalconi   /     Dec 04, 2014  /     Inspiring artists, My art

Some weeks ago my husband Mario was in New York City. He has been invited to see the recently opened Henri Matisse exhibit “The Cut Outs” at the MoMA. He came back home enthusiastic about the exhibit and he brought me the catalogue that I started to read and watch in my studio during my working sessions.

Henri Matisse - Parakeet and Mermaid

Henri Matisse – Parakeet and Mermaid

What I liked most was the feeling of freedom and creativity that Matisse transmitted with such artworks that mostly represent human figures and natural figures “cut out” from hand colored paper by himself and “pinned” in the walls of his rooms to revive the natural environments that he was not able to enjoy anymore due to his physical constraints.

He was able with his art to overcome the limits of the physical infirmity!

If you are in NYC or are about to go there don’t miss this extraordinary exhibit to load yourself of beauty and liberty, an explosive combination.

While I was reading the Henri Matisse catalogue, this week I’ve finished my third portrait. In this period I’m very attracted by figurative art and I think I’ll keep on doing figurative art for a while.

Portrait - Graphite and Color Pencils on Paper

Portrait – Graphite and Color Pencils on Paper

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Smell of rain

By paolafalconi   /     Nov 06, 2014  /     My art

Today finally a bit of autumn has arrived. It was raining outside, and I’ve spent my morning sketching and drawing. The land outside was smelling of rain and colors were beautiful.

It's autumn outside my studio.

It’s autumn outside my studio.

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Art of nature: olive trees sculptures.

By paolafalconi   /     Oct 26, 2014  /     Inspiring moments

Today I’ve been in the countryside of  Villamassargia in a place called “S’Ortu Mannu”. Here you can find hundreds of secular olive trees that are 6 or 7 hundreds years old having been implanted between 1.300 B.C. and 1.600 B.C.

It’s a magical place where I have had the opportunity to admire  for another time the greatest artist of all: Mother Nature.

This olive tree is called “Sa Rejna – The Queen” and, according to some experts, it’s considered the biggest olive tree of all the Mediterranean see. I don’t know if it’s really true but for sure this tree is majestic. It’s 16 mt. diameter and at least 10 mt tall. But what is more interesting is that it’s really a living sculpture standing there for at least 7 hundreds year.

Sa Rejna - The Queen Secular olive tree

Sa Rejna – The Queen
Secular olive tree

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Looking for autumn colors

By paolafalconi   /     Oct 23, 2014  /     Illustrations, My art

One of the moments I prefer during the day is when I walk around my house with my dog Jack. Anytime of the day or night.

Yesterday there was stormy weather with strong wind that cleared the sky perfectly. The final result today was an incredible shiny light that amplified all the color of the nature.

I’ve taken my camera/phone and I’ve started to take a lot of pictures trying to find vivid colors that will inspire me during my winter working days.

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Dawn outside my window

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