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Part of Grace and Mouvment serie.Painted on leatheder in a special technique witch I perfected after a Leonardo da Vinci recepies.
86cm/104cm(unframe)
106x124 with FRAME
“Valentina Irina Ciobanu conceives modernity by opposing it to abstraction, all the while binding spiritual contracts with a cultivated public and employing easel techniques which were recovered from ages long passed as well as from the Renaissance.” (art critic Tudor Octavian)
The works in the “Grace and Movement” exhibition have been painted by applying a one-of-a-kind technique. A piece of leather constitutes the base which was prepared in accordance with a formula inspired by the techniques of Leonardo da Vinci.
The Renaissance formula has been adapted in order to allow for modern materials to be used in the painting process, the artist opting for several techniques (water colour, water colour pastels, tempera accents and ink) so as to portray the grace as well as the movement of her characters.
“The paintings of Valentina Irina Ciobanu are works of art. This status is guaranteed by the quality of the materials used – leather, water colours, binding agents and the specific fixatives – that confer additional and enticing optic and tactile effects.
Valentina Irina Ciobanu’s lengthily and smoothly crafted works bind us in an artistic partisanship. They have everything they need to succeed, with the passage of time, with truth, emotion and artistic suggestion. They were conceived with continuance in mind and are professionally ensured for the times to come. Very friendly is the relationship between them and the beholder, which in the contemporary context of certain esthetical guerrilla confrontations means a lot. One may say that it means everything.” (TUDOR OCTAVIAN)

Materials used:

egg tempera,soft pastel ,watercolor ,leather, canvas

Ballet lesson-Large artwork,ready to hang ballerina painting on leatheder (2013)

$4,193.28

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