Emiliana Cordaro (Maarssen, 1967) studied at the Utrecht School of the Arts and makes impressionistic oil paintings of landscapes. She finds her inspiration in the landscapes, cities and villages where she comes during her travels. From small Italian villages to the large European peatlands and everything in between.
In her work, the atmosphere of the landscape is far more important than the precise representation of reality. She transforms the landscape into a composition of shapes, lines, colors and contrasts. Through the use of bright pigments she creates living colors that remind of the later work of William Turner. By modeling paint and pigment in layers as if it were clay, it becomes very atmospheric, sometimes transparent images, bringing the original landscape to life. The richly applied paint and pigments result in a thick layered painting with a great depth and texture where you need to take the time to fully appreciate it, just like a good wine. Although the work is obviously modern, it still has a classic feeling thanks to the beautiful ‘Dutch skies’.
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