White SeashellsPetr Ldin
Oil painting on Unstretched canvas
Signed on front and back
39.3 " h x 39.3 " w x 1 " d |6 lbs. 0 oz.
Three radiant seashells rendered in large format. Petr explains that the piece is a meditation on a white palette, playing with many shades of the color to build depth and texture in his subjects. The background is rendered in cool shades to focus attention on the warm shades of the shells. "Cool white cools like moonlight," says Petr.
Please note: due to its size, this piece will ship from the artist's studio in Russia unstretched and rolled in a tube. The detail images are intended to show how the piece will look stretched. Please contact our art advisors at 415-742-8417 for any questions about shipping and re-stretching.
Through color, texture and movement, Petr Ldin renders human expression on canvas. The women he depicts, whether dancing, reclining or posing, all project the same passive expressions, with tight lips and smooth eyes. There is a sense that these women are acquainted with reality, both the good and bad. They move through the compositions with the same attitude they move through life, accepting certain harsh realities. However, there is a celebration in portraying the serious side of living. It is part of the beauty of being human and experiencing emotion. Petr captures this duality with his use of vibrant colors and varying brushwork, projecting a sense of passion within his figures.