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Côte d’Azur Art Series
150 x 100 cm, oil paints on an aluminum panel, backlight, 2021.
(Catalogue Number: DSC_3283)
About the Artwork:
"In 'Mediterranean Muse', I sought to capture the whispers of history and the passionate embrace of the sun and sea, creating a painting where every brushstroke resonates with the soulful melodies of the Mediterranean's timeless dance."
The painting was created with oil paints on a uniquely textured composite aluminum panel.
Thanks to the use of spacers, the artwork “floats” on the wall in an aura of beautiful light, made possible by the app-controlled LED backlighting.
“In "Mediterranean Muse," part of the lauded Côte d’Azur Art Series, Andrew Manaylo offers an evocative exploration of ethereal serenity and the vibrant interplay of colors inherent to the Mediterranean spirit. The canvas is alive with juxtaposed textures, where brushstrokes both raw and refined dance harmoniously, mirroring the ebb and flow of azure waves against golden sands. A central bouquet of sunlit orbs, perhaps evoking the intense radiance of the Mediterranean sun, anchors the piece, creating a dynamic contrast against the cooler, mist-like hues. The visible layering techniques employed by Manaylo suggest a palimpsest of memories and emotions, beckoning the observer to dive deep into the depths of both the sea and the soul. This work is not just a visual feast, but also an invitation to embrace the Mediterranean's timeless allure and introspective reverie.”
Art critic, Genoa, Italy