Contemporary Figurative Painting
Oil paint on different textures and materials of the human body by Lidia Wylangowska, She is a wonderful artist. the artist behind these magical Artworks says that they are “Doors that lead me to my own world of peace and harmony”. Each of these paintings appears like they have a life of their own, with vivid details which engulf viewers.
“The technique I use in my works is changing and evolving as I do. There is a lot my very own inventions in it but the very base comes from Renaissance Masters. Masaccio, Leonardo da Vinci , Raphael are commonly considered to have pioneered the use of chiaroscuro to create the illusion of relief – notably in the modelling of the human body.”
“Chiaroscuro modeling is supporting the effect of color. In order to use the under painting efficiently, I put the color transparently. The transparent layer of paint spread over the top of an opaque passage that has been given some time to dry. Light travels through the glaze and is reflected back off of the opaque layer below. The light in the painting constructed this way lit the color from the bottom.” – Lidia
About: Lidia Wylangowska
My art tells my story. It’s a story of my world, of my thoughts and emotions entwined in an internal dialogue. And some of it can be expressed only through painting.
“It is incredible, how fairy-tales I heard once-upon-a-time, in my childhood actually influenced my life and defined who I am. As an adult, I still believe in happy endings and that good will prevail. The Enchanted Pencil is one of the stories I remember very clearly.”
This special pencil could materialize anything drawn, such as doors that lead to any place imaginable. I realized this story has become hardwired in me. And now my paintings are those doors. Doors that lead me to my own world of peace and harmony. A world where dragons, wyverns, basilisks and dwarfs roam free. Where life has a deeper meaning which I do not yet comprehend but searching for this meaning is a fascinating process.
Name: Contemporary Figurative Painting
Theme Colour: dark tones
Process: Oil on Wood
Artist: Lidia Wylangowska – Crete, Illinois, United States
Representative/Agency: Signature of Art – 715 Vernon Ave, Glencoe, IL 60022, United States
Text Description: © Courtesy of Lidia Wylangowska
Images: © Lidia Wylangowska