“The Impressionist and Pictorialist genres of art were concurrently fashionable at the end of the 19th century. Depicting the landscape was a perfect subject for pictorialist photography, enabling photographers to differentiate themselves from their painter brothers.
In this body of work, Vanessa Laverty has striven to reduce the impressionist feeling to as basic a colour palette as possible, whilst allowing an abstract version of pictorialism to be illustrated. Reference to some of the last works of Claude Monet (Sea-Roses (Yellow Nirwana), 1920; and Water-Lily Pond, c1915–1926) give the viewer some reference points to find a similarity to these genres of art”.
Ian Poole Brisbane, 2013
Through this body of work, I have endeavoured to discover the qualities within myself, which I felt had been repressed over the decades in order to accommodate family and the responsibilities that having my own family brings.
The images in this series began life as a challenge to myself to abandon the inherent rigid disciplines that I had imposed upon myself throughout my life. Referencing Pictorialism and Impressionism and by utilising various techniques to evoke a sense of the passage of time and romanticism and to also show a spiritual quality, a passion for abstract photography has been awakened.
Limited Edition works for sale –
The works below were shown at a solo exhibition at Gallery Frenzy, Coorparoo (Brisbane), Australia opened by Mr Bruce Reynolds, a lecturer at Qld College of Art and a successful painter/sculptor/photographer in his own right. The exhibition resulted in a large number of sales. Some earlier editions of the works below have now been sold.
These limited edition works are signed and dated by the artist and are for sale in 2 sizes –
* 16″ long – printed on Harmon by Hahnamuhle Gloss Art Fibre and matted – Limited Edition of 10 prints only
* Stretched Canvas 1.5m x 1.0m – Limited Edition of 3 only
I believe that the works you see below would look beautiful in a domestic setting and are equally well suited to the Corporate arena – boardroom, reception area, hotel lobby.
I am an honest photographer and artist and once these editions have sold out, there will be no more printed in any other size or format.
Please contact me via the contact form should you wish to purchase any of these prints.