Stand Your Ground
Acrylic on Canvas,
Stand Your Ground
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Acrylic on Canvas
W: 610mm x H: 610mm
W: 24" x H: 24"
Approx. Weight: 1kg
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About "Stand Your Ground"
This is a painting of the real life drama of watching the incredible huge African elephants as they crowd in at the watering hole at night. This captures the light and one can almost hear the silence being broken by their wieght as they approach and sense your presence. They stand their ground...who would even consider the challenge?
The original is gallery-wrapped, (painted on all sides) but can be taken off the stretchers and rolled in a heavy cardboard tube for safe and economical international shipment.
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About Dr. Michael
Dr. Michael is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
According to the Ico Gallery in New York, "Dr. Michael Durst is one of the most exciting South African artists. As a psychologist, Dr. Durst’s paintings create not only beauty for the beholder, but also a state of relaxation and healing. His work combines realism with impressionism, evoking an emotional link to the heart—thus the name: “Heartscapes.”
Dr. Durst loves to paint the beauty of Cape Town--especially the Waterfront, Table Mountain, ocean views, spring flowers, the vineyards and, of course, the people of the Cape. According to Dr. Durst, "I like to re-create a "magical moment" that I have experienced. As I do so, I strive to achieve a delicate balance between the realism of the scene and the even greater intensity created by light, texture and colour. At a certain juncture, an integration occurs. The captured moment in time is taken in without judgment by the brain, allowing the vibrational intensity to adjust the frequency of the heart’s rhythms. As the integrated process continues, the viewer becomes awash with positive emotions, a sense of peace, and greater coherence…all of which contribute to physical, mental and spiritual healing."
2004-2006 Sun International Gallery, Cape Town
2008 Pride Art Exhibition, Cape Town
2009 "Perspectives of Reality" Ico Gallery, New York
"The Rhythmic Figure" Ico Gallery, New York
2011 "Cape Professional Artists" Kirstenbosch Garden
2011 "7 Wonders of the World" Machu Picchu Gallery
2007 “CapeScapes” Eclectic Gallery, Cape Town
2008 “Postcards from the Heart of Cape Town,” Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town
2009 "Magical Moments in Sea Point" Eclectic Gallery, Cape Town
2011 "The Wonders of Fractral Art" Eclectic Gallery, Cape Town
2012 The Bay Gallery, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Picturesque Gallery, Cape Town
Gallery Africa, Waterfront, Cape Town
Dr. Durst's paintings have won numerous First Place awards with juried shows and peer ratings.
In South Africa, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Chile, Turkey and the United States.
Oakland University BA, Michigan State MA, Loyola University PhD
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