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Barbi Vandewalle - "Lesson Time"
Oil on canvass
W: 750mm x H: 1000mm x D: 50mm
Approx. Weight: 5kg
This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
(with the artist)
About "Lesson Time"
The intimacy and intensity of the relationship between a father and son sets the mood for this painting, as the father, who has experienced the hardships of life, imparts knowledge and learning to his boy. It is a moment in time where all else is put aside and the concentration of the task at hand is all consuming. I kept the background muted and simple so that the focus was entirely on the figures, and the play on light and shadow adds to the mood. The family is poor, the father is weathered and tough, his clothes are simple and of rough cloth, whereas the boy is still fresh and innocent in comparison, his clothes oversized and hanging in voluminous folds around his feet and hands. This gives the boy a sense of vulnerability as he sits on his fatherís knee, and concentrates on the precious knowledge that his father is sharing
Barbi is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
Having been born and brought up in Central Africa , I have always been humbled by the vast canvas and the infinite palette of hues, shades and colours that Mother Earth so reverently offers us. As much as the forever changing expansive skies, the never ending kaleidoscope of land and water, so too am I inspired by the fragility and expression of humankind, and it is all of these that form the basis of my subject material.
Various with Artists of the South
No formal education
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