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Newsletter: Finding Beauty in the Season.

Dear Art Lovers,
Winter has officially arrived.
Oh my my what a week, what a year, what a world we live in. No?
I hope this letter finds you doing okay as you navigate your current waters.
I wish joy and peace for you. I wish peaceful piano, and spirits that guide you to a remarkable forward feeling of presence. 
This season, we wish you Happy Holidays.
Enter a Sphere of Dreams! Never lose your sense of adventure.
Art is able to make real all possible experiences that can only be imagined.
1.Finally a large size painting arrived this year! 
Wonderful impressions of this summer in France embodied in the painting Under Magnolia Tree. 
The whole atmosphere of this lovely old house and garden, simple tasty food, clean air, friends, dogs, flowers, sky give a feeling of pure joy and peace.
2. I got really into art deco patterns this spring. I made several series of graphic works and it came back to me in the fall with a Lady in the Armchair in Art Deco Style on canvas.
 
3. And Flowers… joy and perfection…all this year I painted flowers! 
Summer refreshes the artist's palette. Summer gives us flowers and colour generously. But autumn gives the bright colours of summer a special richness and sophistication.
Dahlias in Striped Vase:
 
4. Limited edition prints possible to order via our site:
The «small size prints with passé-partout» , we don’t produce it at the moment, but we have some numbers of its still available to sell. You can find them here:
Finding Beauty in the Season. Be inspired.
We look forward to bringing joy to our collectors' homes this winter. 
Don’t forget to visit us in-store https://xpgallery.com
Greet the season with art!
Thank you for collecting our art
Best wishes from Prague
Svetlana Kurmaz and Alexander Sokht

 

Svetlana Kurmaz
XPgallery contemporary fine art
Zborovska 60, Praha-5, 15000, Czech Republic
tel./ WhatsApp: +420 608 778 249
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Never Loose Your Sense of Adventure .

Never loose your sense of adventure .

Art is able to make real all possible experiences that can only be imagined.
Live with art, it’s good for you!

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The GIRL WITH A PIG safely arrived to Russia

The GIRL WITH A PIG safely arrived for her happy life in a young family at Sankt Petersburg. 🇷🇺

Thanks for a such a lovely photo Sophia!

© Alexander Sokht

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The story of the LIME GIRL WITH PARROT

✒️With some paintings, it happens: they wait a long time in the wings. From this, a good painting only acquires strength and energy, and the weaker one, as it were, closes. And its energy seems to go where it came from.

This wonderful, light, joyful Girl has been waiting for almost ten years for its personal human been to come. That is, while we had a gallery, a lot of people, seeing it, wanted to buy it, but for some reason did not dare.

📖Perhaps this is because it had a twin painting. In a mirror image, in pink tones. They were conceived as a couple. But the Pink Sister was bought to Australia almost immediately, and this Lime one was delayed. For a long time.
It was bought yesterday.
We are very happy for both: for the painting and for the happy new owner of the painting.
Friends, courage!
We have many beautiful things for you on here.

P.S. 📍

This story about the painting is amusing itself.
But!
The comment on the gallery page in Insta makes it even more interesting:
"As the owner of the Pink Sister (!!!) pleasing to learn her other half has found a home."

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What is the best way to show the artwork online?

This is, of course, a question.

On the one hand, flickering and an abundance of additional photographs distract from the actual work.

On the other hand, a painting is, in a sense, an object, and here it is already important what surface, scale in the interior, there is a frame or not, and there are many other details. How to show all this in order to support the viewer in his intention to purchase a painting?

During the 15 years of our gallery's existence in an old, poorly adapted space in the center of Prague, it seems to me that we have learned to "show" paintings. But online?

So,you have to think.

Here are some of the presentation photos to share with you:

1. Painting in the interior, next to a chair, wardrobe or table.

2. Framed painting, if any.

3. Painting on a working easel.

4. Painting at an angle to show the side and surface.

5. A fragment of the work

6. Painting on the wall

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Après la France. Nice Summer Memories.

Summer has passed the middle. Hello August. Fresh eyes and open heart. Beautiful summer memories - this is what we will take with us after.

🔴 new
MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA TREE
Oil on Canvas
50x40x2cm
2020
©Svetlana Kurmaz

 

This beautiful flower grows in the garden of our friends in France. I have seen this tree many times when flowering is just beginning or when it comes to an end. But this year I was lucky enough to observe this magnificent beauty in the midst of flowering - early July. These perfectly beautiful flowers appeared, lit up like stars in the dark foliage of the tree, and disappeared almost every new day. Elusive, changeable beauty. I enjoyed what I was watching and could not stop.

Of course, I had to paint this flower, this tree, this serene world, where you can hear the busy buzzing of bumblebees and bees.
Back in Prague, I decided to start with my first impression of simplicity and perfection of this creation. Therefore, I focused on the flawless shape of the flower and the contrast of the leaves to its whiteness. The glare of bright light in the gaps between branches and on the grass under the tree creates the feeling of a summer day.

The painting was painted on a pre-prepared canvas with various spontaneous surfaces that were left so in addition to conveying the impression of fragile perfection.

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The SOCIETY 6.

We've placed some of our images on the Society 6 design platform.

They offer as art prints as another home and office decor products with images you'll like.

This art kraft will bring a joy, uniqueness and freshness in the atmosphere of your place.

The prices are very reasonable. 

https://society6.com/svetlanakurmaz

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FIRST SNOWDROPS

🔴FIRST SNOWDROPS

oil on canvas, 20x20x2cm. © Svetlana Kurmaz 

Available. 

https://xpgallery.com/collections/featured-collection/products/first-snowdrops

They appeared under the still deeply sleeping tree of white magnolia first. Two daring groups of snowdrops on cold and gray earth in a city garden. This is a time of hunches of spring, when, it seems, even the birds are not quite ready yet, but they are. Confident that spring will be, they dance their short spring dance.

Of course, I don’t break them to paint. At best, I take the photographs I need in the botanical sense and carefully bring my fragile enthusiastic impressions to the studio to paint them on canvas.

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The TOPIC of FEBRUARY is DRAWING:

✏️⏳ I have made plenty of sketches and drawings with models a few years ago, almost 30 gestures. Just for refresh my skills.
After that I closed the folder with all these drawings and forgot about them for 2 years.
It seems time has come to return to them this February.
Still winter now, there is almost no sun in Prague, what should I do?
Work with drawings, arrange them, try different materials and papers…It seemed to me that this is the best solution for today.
So I play and enjoy the seeming lightness:

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ROSEMARY & PERSIMMON

A teaser from a new collection of this year by Svetlana Kurmaz .
ROSEMARY & PERSIMMON
oil on canvas, 50x40cm, framed
©Svetlana Kurmaz



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