Thursday, September 20, 2007

Arnaud's watercolours

I have just encountered some beautiful watercolour paintings by the artist Arnaud d'Aunay, from a book published in France by Gallimard in 2004. The paintings, like the one above which is a view of the village of Phnom Krom near Siem Reap, are superb and I simply must get hold of a copy of the book titled Au Fil du Mekong, the story of the artists' boat trip from Saigon to Angkor and what he saw and experienced along the way.

Profile: Born in 1947 in France, Arnaud d'Aunay is a painter of deep realism, whose canvases emanate subtle poetry and peaceful atmosphere that each individual relates to. He is greatly inspired by the master Andrew Wyeth, whom d'Aunay met in 1985. Like Wyeth, d'Aunay meticulously fixes the details which leads to their apparent simplicity and traditionalism that holds an eternal character. The artist discovers beauty in ordinary, everyday scenes through his use of composition, color, light and refined Tempura technique. D'Aunay has exhibited throughout Europe and Japan and now exhibits in the United States.

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I could not believe it's a painting. It looks so real. He's such a genius.

6:28 PM

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Satrey Khmer said...

You're right Wanna.
From the first glance, I thought it was a photo.

12:11 PM

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March 28, 2008 at 11:51 AM  

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