Sunday, July 12, 2009

Works by Bénédicte Peyrat

Works by Bénédicte Peyrat at Galleria Paolo Curti / Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co. in Milan. "...In her paintings, Peyrat evokes the expressive power and poetics of many Italian and European artists of the great tradition of painting, from the 1500s to the early 1900s, interpreting the language of the past in a personal, original and innovative style. The female nudes, in their fleshy physicality, remind us of the French realism of Gustave Courbet, but also of the deformation of bodies in Lucian Freud. The arcadian landscape, free of space-time coordinates, echoes the naturalism of Giorgione, that unity of man and nature that reflects internal movements, as well as the evocative power of Titian, unleashed amidst the reflection of ancient things and formal elegance."