- Posted May 27, 2012 by
san francisco, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Art where you live
Larissa Noury - Colors in Architecture
The New Impressionism of Larissa Noury
Paintings on display during May at the Alliance
Gallery opening Thursday, May 3, 6:00 pm at AFSF
Special lecture by Larissa Noury on the "Symbolic of Colour" Thursday, May 24, 6:30 pm, at AFSF
Larissa Noury is an atypical artist. The Slavic artist has lived and worked in Paris, Montmartre since 1998. Whether through her paintings or her photo-engravings on tissue, she seeks to create a harmony of tactile light and immaterial colors. Her style is original and inventive. Her work expresses a world born from her high sensitivity: the color layers are superimposed as strata and give free reign to the imagination. The employed artistic means are both unique and universal; they are a mix of quasi-musical movements, forms, and color harmonies.
Everything seems simple, but this poetic space is nevertheless a very unique and astonishing pictorial universe: no center of gravity, without borders, without any forms that could be clearly defined. But we shouldnâ€™t be mistaken; the impulsive forces of her compositions are just the opposite of simplicity.
Larissa Noury, PhD in Arts (Bordeaux, 2003) and Architecture (Saint Petersburg, 1988), author of two books "Colour in the city" and "Symbolic of colours," is the most original colorist of Montmartre, her artwork offers the luxury of combining freedom with inner strength. This alliance characterizes all her works, imbued with poetry where love and dreamlike fantasy prevail; reminding us of Monet's impressionism, Chagall's paintings with romantic colors or Kandinsky's compositions by improvised movements. She has done more than 30 solo shows, and group exhibitions in France, the United States, Australia, Spain, Korea, Malaysia, and other places in the world. Her work is in many private collections and in five museums. She created a collection of painted dresses with J.M.Pujol who was working at Yves Saint Laurentâ€™s atelier and presented her film â€œDream of Harmonyâ€ which is about new technology in art. The combination of images and music makes you plunge into the inside of yourself in a splendid contemplation.
"The Music is a painting that can be heard, and the painting is music you can see." -- Miles Davis
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or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org