Maria Luisa Vidaurre, Elephant (1999)

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The artwork «Elephant» was created during the group exhibition of contemporary Cypriot artists «Riches of Cyprus» in 1996

Chilean painted Maria Luisa Vidaurre (born 1952) creates legible works, with a fresh spirit and a clear Latin-American character, which depict human figures living harmoniously in fantastical landscapes, surrounded by flowers, fruits and animals. “Elephant” (1999) is indicative of Vidaurre’s painting. A poetic depiction of a human figure flying in the skies on top of an elephant. The artist wishes to preserve the beauty of simplicity, which, as she claims, is an essential part of nature. The painting is based on simple forms, flat colours, lack of perspective and the absence of any effort of reality imitation, reinforcing the imaginative, dreamlike character of the work.


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