Bright and Beautiful Flowers
Bright and Beautiful Flowers
Amongst the enchanting spring flowers, a farmhouse springs to life in the painting by the late Mauro Chiarla. Influenced by artistic luminaries such as Matisse, Cezanne, Monet, and Manet, this Italian-born Post-Impressionist master infused South African scenes with vibrant allure. His broad brushstrokes and warm Mediterranean-inspired palette skillfully interweaved colours, creating both harmony and contrast, captivating viewers and fellow South African artists.
Chiarla's genuine humility shone brightly; despite immense talent, he remained unpretentious. The narratives and emotions evoked by his paintings brought him profound fulfilment—dimensions perhaps undiscovered during the creative process.
His subjects spanned diverse sizes, encompassing South African landscapes, townships, rural vignettes featuring iconic Wood Carrier women, dynamic vineyards, and the boldly vibrant Namaqualand spring scenes. Even posthumously, Mauro Chiarla's aspiration to become a revered figure among South African Art Masters is undeniable, etching his legacy for generations to come.
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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