Below you can see Philippe working on this masterpiece.
The Gathering by Philippe de Kraan is an oil painting on Belgium Linen measuring - H6.5ft(198cm) x W10ft (305cm). Philippe commenced work on this masterpiece in 2008 and completed it in 2012. It was painted entirely with 000 brushes.
Philippe has provided me with some close up images so that can note and appreciate the amazing detail of colours and tones, shapes combing to form figures and objects - all blending to form The Gathering.
Not only are the details mesmerising - we can only marvel at the skill Philippe has to be able to create the rhythm of life which exudes from the canvas.
Study the shpes so carefully because before your very eyes a shape will morph into a figure.
And also here... you can observe the perfect placement of the figures so that no one dominates over another but harmonise to create a scene of fantasy and fulfillment.
If you would like to use a magnifying glass to examine more of the details of the painting please click here.
The Gathering is an incredible painting and I invite you all to express your thoughts about the work in the Comments below.
Later in the year The Gathering is going on show also at the Nissarana Galleries. For locals we will update you as to the exact dates once we know.
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And of course the AnArt4Life blog will also be featuring works by Philippe from time to time.
© Thank you to Philippe de Kraan who kindly gave permission for the images of his work to be shared on AnArt4Life.