Vozes, 2011, acrylic, oil and oil stick on canvas, 180 x 200 cm
Cães do Quadrado, 2008, mixed media on canvas, 140 x 180 cmaption
Festinha, 2009, mixed media on canvas, 80 x 100 cm.
Detalhe, 2011, mixed media on canvas, 50 x 70 cm
Ninguem en Casa, 2009, mixed media on canvas, 170 x 260 cm
La Chair est Triste, 2010, mixed media on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
Vizinhas, 2011, acrylic, oil and oil stick on canvas, 180 x 200 cm
Esfinge, 2010, 175 x 200 cm
Casamento, 2011, mixed media on canvas, 140 x 165 cm
Trio, 2007, oil, acrylic and oilstick on canvas, 140 x 180 cm
About the Artist
Cristina Canale’s painting reveals rather unique features, notably the way in which the figurative elements of the composition are always on the verge of impending dissolution into abstraction. Her landscapes seem to portray, as has been noted previously, a liquid world, in which a few recognisable elements emerge between fields of colour that are juxtaposed in harmonic fashion, despite the wide variety of colours in each painting.
“Cristina Canale’s recent paintings, and by recent I mean the ones created during the last decade, are full of stories that have no end; they create atmospheres, give the premisses, introduce the characters and stop. The recurring presence of color stains may represent recognizable elements or remain amorphous; and a surreal touch, well-exemplified by the horns in the heads of the bride’s sister and her daughter, takes us to a dreamlike and fantastic universe. Stories told by these paintings are not necessarily committed with the reality we are familiar with; they could melt at any time, dissolving into something unrecognizable. This latent dissolution is the threat that hovers, as a death foretold, over all characters of Cristina Canale’s stories.” – Jacopo Crivelli Visconti – 2011
posted by Carmelita Caruana