Flowers and art have a long and well-known relationship.From Monet Water release To Van Gogh’s series sunflower Paintings and artists have spent countless hours trying to immortalize the beauty of flowers. Buenos Aires-based artist Maria Martha Morelli continues the tradition of flower art with a large series of paintings of peony and roses.
“I’m very interested in the cycle of time and I think I’m an environmental painter focused on the beauty of Mother Nature,” Moreri tells My Modern Met. “Flowers represent youth, sensuality, tenderness, splendor, passion, love, and beauty, but at the same time they represent the finiteness of an intolerable life.” She captures details. Render the subject with a layer of oil paint until. In addition, she places the flowers on a plain background to enhance the vibrant splendor of the plant.
She likes all flowers, but her art is particularly drawn to two species. “Like peony and roses, the flowers I usually draw have a structure that wraps around the petals,” she continues. “I think these curved structures are the body of a beautiful female in the Renaissance.” Her work usually features a flower-to-flower combination that is already in full bloom. This allows the artist to draw different stages of flower life on a single canvas.
Due to the level of realism in Moreli’s art, she often spends more than 40 hours on a single painting. “When working in a realism style, you first have to look carefully at the whole model,” she explains. “Then, divide it into virtually small pieces like a puzzle. [Only afterward] Can you handle the information these works provide us (that is, color, value, shape)? “
The keen observations of the peony and rose artist are rewarded as her art looks realistic enough to touch. In this way, she celebrates the ephemeral beauty of something that exists. “Through my paintings, I hope that people will stop for a while in a rushed life and admire the wonderful beauty of nature that is usually taken for granted.”
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Argentine-based artist Maria Martha Morelli creates surrealistic paintings of peony and roses in full bloom.