ALDO CASTILLO GALLERY
A Tribute to Claude Monet
January 10, 2024 - January 31, 2024
Fredy Villamil, The Whisper of the Pond I, 2023, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 40 In.
Cuban-American artist Fredy Villamil, in his peak of his artistic career pays tribute to Claude Monet. Villamil traveled to Giverny, and painted at the Maison & Jardins de Claude Monet where the impressionist artist created his iconic water lilies series. As in Monet’s paintings, Villamil works focus on basic characteristics, such as texture, light, brushstroke and the use of colors. Late in his life Monet produced a series of paintings that were very blue. Contrary to Villamil, Monet did not use black arguing that it makes his paintings dull. For example, he darkened blue with orange and red.
“I finally discovered the true color of the atmosphere. It is purple”
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