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Fishermen Cottages Along the West Coast

Fishermen Cottages Along the West Coast

Mauro Chiarla

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"Fishermen Cottages Along the West Coast" is an iconic painting by the late artist Mauro Chiarla, depicting picturesque cottages along South Africa's west coast, capturing the essence of its fishing communities.

Influenced by artistic greats like Matisse, Cezanne, Monet, and Manet, Chiarla mastered Post-Impressionism, using broad brushstrokes and warm Mediterranean colours. This captivated viewers and inspired fellow South African artists.

Chiarla's humility matched his talent. His artworks were narratives, invoking emotions beyond his awareness during creation. His oeuvre spans South African landscapes, seascapes, township scenes, rural life, vineyards, and vibrant Namaqualand spring flowers.

Though Mauro Chiarla passed, his aspiration to be a South African Art Master lives on, solidifying his place as a creator of collectible art that resonates with timeless emotions and landscapes.

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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In the unlikely event that you are not entirely satisfied with your art purchase, we offer you additional peace of mind with our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. Our full money back 10 day Return Policy applies for online purchases only. If you feel you need to return your artwork, for whatever reason, you can notify us within 10 (ten) days of your purchase, return the item to us and receive a full refund.

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  • Certified Authentic Art

    Certified Authentic Art

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    10 Day Return Policy

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  • Established in 1987

    Established in 1987

  • World Wide Delivery

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