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Colourful Fields of Flowers

Colourful Fields of Flowers

Mauro Chiarla

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"Colourful Fields of Flowers" is an original oil on canvas painting by the late South African artist Mauro Chiarla. Influenced by artistic giants like Matisse, Cezanne, Monet, and Manet, Chiarla, a Post-Impressionist master, brought to life captivating South African scenes through broad brushstrokes and a warm Mediterranean-infused colour palette. His adept use of colour combinations enchanted both viewers and fellow South African artists.

Mauro Chiarla's unassuming nature matched his extraordinary artistic talent. He discovered immense satisfaction when his paintings narrated stories and evoked emotions beyond his conscious intentions during the creative process.

Across varying sizes, his artwork encompassed diverse subjects, from South African landscapes and seascapes to bustling township scenes, vibrant markets, and serene rural farming depictions, including his iconic Wood Carrier women. Canvases adorned with boldly colourful Namaqualand spring flowers and tranquil vineyard vistas were also part of his oeuvre.

Although Mauro Chiarla has passed away, his aspiration to achieve the status of a revered South African Art Master persists, solidifying his place in the world of collectible art that resonates with timeless emotions and landscapes.

About Artist

Mauro Chiarla was born in Piedmont in Italy in 1949, where he resided until he was eight years old.

Economic hardship following World War 2 made life especially tough for Chiarla's family in Italy, so they decided to immigrate to South Africa in 1957 to start a new life. Chiarla has been in Johannesburg ever since, save for his biannual trip back to Italy to visit his extended family and absorb the beautiful sights of rural Italy. 

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 has always been 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 by Fine Art Portfolio more than 25 years ago.

In terms of 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 greatenest impact on Chiarla. Matisse, Cézanne, Mot and Manet from the European stable and in South Africa, G. Goodman, Hugo Naudé and Titto Fasciciotti were also significant influences.

The biggest influences on Chiarla, however, are the scenes that he captures and the interaction of people in the scenery – the colours, attitudes and movement. Chiarla is always ready to learn and apply to new subjects and formats. He finds great fulfilment when his pictures tell a story to others and yield dimensions of emotions unknown to him in the creation of the work.

Chiarla uses oil pastel, acrylic and oil paints as the primary media for his works on paper, board and canvas. He can combine colours in support and contrast in a way that thrills not only us, the "viewers", but also other artists.

Fine Art Portfolio is proud to have exclusively represented Chiarla for several decades. 

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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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