Galerie Jeannine Blais
Magazin'Art

Morocco

Valerie Kent

Her Art is Her Silk Road to Everywhere

Contemporary realism

“Painting is my vocation and my avocation. It is a love of my life. It has never really been work to me. It is my most sincere pleasure and challenge, a series of puzzles to solve. I believe that there are no Painting Police and I can experiment, improvise and create and, no matter the result, it is the process that really counts, so I am always and forever, very, very fine. I also believe there are no bad paintings: they are just not yet finished.” – Valerie Kent

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Painting is my vocation and my avocation. It is a love of my life. It has never really been work to me. It is my most sincere…

MONTREAL

As the art world moved from representational to abstract, no small part of the intellectual motivation for this development came from the realization that colour provided a much larger design element than previously thought.

This can be vividly seen in Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism: From Spain to Morocco, Benjamin Constant in his time which runs at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from January 31, 2015 to May 31, 2015.

Benjamin Constant lived from 1845 to 1902 and was well known and successful in his time. His work was influenced by the Moorish palaces of Spain and Morocco. His ability as a colourist is remarkable and it is to that use of rich colours that I have alluded to above.

Winter 2015

 

As the art world moved from representational to abstract, no small part of the intellectual motivation for this development came from the realization that colour provided a much…