Christian Ziani de Ferranti: Chinese Jug

Christian Ziani de Ferranti: Chinese Jug


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In common with other examples of Christian’s work, Chinese Jug, painted in 2020, is a striking piece that uses vibrant colours and fluid, loose brush stokes to create a painting that is at once both powerful and beautiful. Leaves, comprising thick layers of flat paint, have been scoured to suggest veins; a voluptuous red tulip is described with bold layers of paint that reveal the glory of the fading petals and the dark heart of the bloom. Interestingly, the overall image ‘breaks the frame’, giving an edgy, modern atmosphere to the work. But ultimately, with a nod perhaps to the vanitas paintings of Dutch masters, Chinese Jug is, in essence, a very contemporary flower painting.

Christian works in many media but mainly oil paints. Living in Hampshire, she draws great creative inspiration from the ever-changing landscape that surrounds her. She works from a rural studio, which is part of a group of farm buildings, from where she also runs an art school called College Arts (currently offering on-line courses). Running this means that she is immersed in the conversations and work of other artists as well as inspirational teachers. The art school holds annual exhibitions in Hampshire and last year Christian exhibited at the Green and Stone Gallery in London SW3.  Please click on this link for more information about Christian.

More of this talented artist's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.

Dimensions (approximate): Image: H:52cm, W:48cm, Frame: H:67cm, W:63cm, D:3.5cm

Oil on paper

Framed and glazed, moulded, grey painted, wooden outer frame with inner cream border behind the glass

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