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Flowers in the paintings: the works of the French artist Claire Basler

What could be more spring and beautiful thanflowers? The world famous French artist knows how to portray them in a way that will take your breath away. We admired Claire Basler's paintings and were even able to ask her a few questions. In early spring, March 16, an exhibition of paintings by Claire Basler, an artist who depicts flowers and other plants, will open in the Moscow art gallery K35. Her life is a continuous flower garden, and maybe that's why Claire is all shining, and she wants to stay with her for a longer time and talk. After all, any of us will be pleased to surround ourselves with beautiful! Related Articles We managed to see Claire and some of her new works 9February at the preview of the exhibition in "K35". Our mood was sleepy that wet gray evening, but it instantly improved as soon as we saw Claire's paintings. Each of them is imbued with love for nature and for life, evokes the desire to dream and indulge in pleasant memories. In a conversation with Claire, it turned out that we had such an impression not by chance. - My love for flowers comes from childhood. My father was an architect, he knew how to appreciate beauty, so we always made bouquets and decorated our home with them. But I do not consider myself a naturalist artist, I do not paint flowers, but try to depict life itself with their help. In my opinion, flowers reflect so well what we feel every day: our thoughts, emotions, weaknesses and strengths. And this plot is inexhaustible. To paint such beauty, an artist needs notonly inspiration, but also the appropriate setting. And if someone needs nourishment in the form of books, movies and constant communication with people, then Claire only needs flowers around. Actually, the main source of inspiration for her was her own chateau, where she once began to paint the walls and continues to do so to this day. Here, surrounded by native walls and her own creativity, the artist creates new masterpieces. - In fact, I would like to paint a portrait, but so far it has not worked out. To be inspired for something new, I just need to be at home. In general, I really love doing housework - both inside and outside. It gives me strength and inspiration for my paintings. And of course, I need to have my favorite flowers nearby. Then I will know that I will succeed. Indeed, in order to paint flowers in this way, you need notjust to love, but also to understand them, to feel. And Claire tries to always have plants in her studio, and not only flowers, but also trees, even just dried branches. All of them inspire her and become the protagonists of the paintings. And yet we guessed that despite her love for nature in general, Claire Basler has her favorites. And they were not mistaken! - My favorite flower is the oriental poppy, the one with a black core. I love irises for complexity, peonies for tenderness, chamomile, because these are the flowers of my childhood. One of my favorite themes is wildflowers. And of course, cherry and apple blossoms: they look so romantic! It may seem like nothing but flowers andof her own paintings, the artist does not want to see around her. But this is not at all true! Her love for home and traditions, preserved from childhood, on the contrary, helps her to appreciate every thing, to notice the beauty of every little thing. Perhaps that is why not only her works are so beautiful, but also everything that surrounds her. Her house, her garden, her life and, of course, herself! Related Articles - In my opinion, a pile of coal is as beautiful as flowers. It all depends on how you look at it. Or the things you have! Many objects in my house have been with me all my life. I try to make the things I see every day comfortable and enjoyable. Then my house will seem beautiful to me.

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