Down to Earth

Craen de, Lia

  • De Craen goes with her art back to the source of inspiration. The return to the heart of the matter is for her the searching for the magic of the little things in life.
  • Her artworks express the power of the earth from the bottom and the will not to be seducted by a beautiful exterior, rather to show the essence of life impressions.

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  • Relief-like structures that are modeled using raw materials such as cement, paste, sand or gravel.
  • Different painting techniques create an abstract layering.
  • Structure and color combine to form an abstract translation of natural impressions.

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Lia de Craen (* 1957) is a fine artist from the Netherlands and studied from 1977-1981 at the Breda Drawing Academy.

Nature and movement are the central sources of inspiration for her powerful and colorful works. Change and transience of the life cycle are the essence and are meant to express that the old already has the new.

On the basis of photos, sketches and color studies, which are created during excursions into nature, there is the imagery material for a new work. At the beginning is the search for surprising compositions and forms. Using various raw materials such as cement, paste, sand or gravel, a layering is modeled, which together with a well-considered use of color creates the tension between structure and color.

The artist goes through this process until literally: "Layer by layer, the picture appears that reflects the abstract essence of the original and natural picture."

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Technique: Acryl
Surface: Cotton
Year: 2017
Country of Origin: The Netherlands
Signed: Yes
Topic: Landscapes
Style: Abstract Art
Time Period: 21th Century
Image Size: 50 x 50 cm
Total Size: 50 x 50 cm
Orientation: Landscape
Primary Color: Violet
Secondary Color: Grey
Comments: the structure, the relief are characteristic of my work.

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