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A Long Windy Road to Bliss

A Long Windy Road to Bliss

Mauro Chiarla

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"Long Windy Road to Bliss" stands as a testament to the artistic prowess of the late Mauro Chiarla, a celebrated artist whose recent passing has left a void in the art world. His prolific journey, influenced by luminaries such as Matisse, Cezanne, Monet, and Manet, culminated in a captivating Post-Impressionist style. Chiarla's deft brushwork breathed life into enchanting South African scenes with his broad, expressive strokes and a warm colour palette reminiscent of the Mediterranean. His innate talent lay in seamlessly merging colours to create both harmonious backdrops and striking contrasts—a technique that resonated not only with his audience but also with fellow South African artists.

Despite his extraordinary talent, Mauro Chiarla remained remarkably humble and authentic. His artistic satisfaction derived from his art's resonance when it communicated narratives and stirred emotions, dimensions that may have eluded him during the creative process.

Chiarla's artistic scope encompassed an array of subjects and sizes, spanning South African landscapes and seascapes, bustling African township and market scenes, evocative rural depictions featuring his iconic Wood Carrier women, picturesque vineyard vistas, and the captivatingly vivid Namaqualand spring flower scenes. Through his creations, Chiarla invites us to traverse the spectrum of life's interpretations, leaving behind a legacy that continues to captivate and inspire. 

About Artist

Mauro Chiarla was born in Italy in 1949, where he resided until he was eight. Economic hardship following World War 2 made life especially tough for Chiarla's family in Italy, so they immigrated to South Africa in 1957 to start a new life. Chiarla has been in Johannesburg ever since.

Chiarla's deep love of fine art first emerged at primary school, where he discovered a lifelong passion for painting and sketching. Although never formally schooled in art, Chiarla was always a humble yet exceptionally talented artist. Working from his home studio, he began selling his works in the local art in the Park events at Zoo Lake before being discovered more than 25 years ago.

Regarding his artistic influences, it is safe to say that the Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and Expressionists, particularly their use of light and colour, have had the most significant impact on Chiarla. Matisse, Cézanne, Monet and Manet from the European stable and in South Africa, G. Goodman, Hugo Naudé and Titto Fasciciotti were also significant influences.

However, the most significant influences on Chiarla were the scenes he captured and the interaction of people in the scenery – the colours, attitudes and movement.

Chiarla used oil pastels, acrylics, and oil paints as the primary media for his works on paper, board, and canvas. Chiarla sadly passed away in 2022 after a short illness.

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This safe and cost-effective packaging is our preferred packaging option. We'll remove the canvas from the stretcher frame and roll it up into this sturdy and protective cardboard tube for shipping. Upon delivery, simply have the canvas re-stretched at your local framer.FLAT-PACKED / BOXED
We package the artwork on its stretcher frame or in a frame. The artwork is securely bubble-wrapped and packed into a sealed cardboard box. This option offers good protection of your artwork while in-transit, without the additional cost associated with custom-crating.


We build a custom-crate specifically to provide the best protection for your artwork. However, it's also the most costly option. We recommend custom-crates for the transportation of fragile artworks such as sculptures, ceramics and very large painting

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  • Established in 1987

    Established in 1987

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