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Venice beyond reality

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A world of light and shadows

Pierre Chariot Iain Stewart Eugen Chisnicean Alain Masset Robert Durand…

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QUARTERLY - MARCH/MAY 2013

The Art of Watercolour No. 10

Watercolour 10 th I S S U E


Contents 40

IN THE NEWS

Andrew Kish III

6 FOCUS ON… The International Watercolour Society Festival in Turkey.

Bold aesthetic choices and strong political opinions influence his dark and vibrant pictures.

8 INTERNATIONAL NEWS Watercolour events from all over the world.

14 SOCIETIES AROUND THE WORLD The TIWS (Taiwan) and the CSPWC (Canada).

18 READERS’ LETTERS Our answers to your questions.

20 REVELATIONS Discover our selection of noteworthy artists.

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Pierre Chariot The Belgian landscapist is also wellknown for his watercolour school.

78 KNOW-HOW Escoda is a family-run business with decades of commitment to producing quality brushes.

84 WATERCOLOUR LESSON Convey emotion with the right composition.

86 EXPERT ADVICE Discover the 4 watercolour techniques : wetin-wet, wet-on-dry, dry-on-wet, dry-on-dry

96 WHAT’S ON 98 WATERCOLOUR CELEBRITIES 99 IN THE NEXT ISSUE… Printed in France -17, avenue du Cerisier Noir 86530 Naintré – France Tel.: Editorial Office: +33 5 49 90 37 64 - Fax Editorial Office: +33 5 49 90 09 25 E-mail: editorial@artofwatercolour.com - EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-In-Chief: Jean-Philippe Moine Deputy Editor-In-Chief: Laurent Benoist - Editorial assistant: Manuella Pineau - Chief subeditor: Élodie Blain - Sub-editor: Marie-Pierre Lévêque - Art Director: Janine Gallizia - Graphic designer: Audrey Salé - Graphic design team: Nadine Tillet, Hervé Magnin - Translation and adaptation: Simon Thurston - Scanner Operator: Franck Sellier - Manager: Edith Cyr ADVERTISING Tel.: (00 33) 5 49 90 09 19 - Fax: (00 33) 5 49 90 08 29 E-mail: advertising@artofwatercolour.com - SALES, MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION Frédérik Favier Tel.: (00 33) 5 49 90 09 19 - Distribution France: MLP - MANAGEMENT Financial Director: Fabien Richard - Export: Export Press contact@kdpresse.com +33 142 46 02 20 THE ART OF WATERCOLOUR Published by DIVERTI Éditions S.A.R.L. with a capital of 15,000 € 490 317 369 RCS Poitiers 17, avenue du Cerisier Noir 86530 Naintré, France - Main Shareholders: CAPELITIS Group and CAP DEVELOPPEMENT - Photo-engraving: DIVERTI ÉDITIONS - Printers: MEGATOP, 86530 Naintré, France - Sending text or photos implies the author’s agreement for publication free of copyright and supposes that the author has in his/her possession any authorisation necessary to publication. - All rights reserved for documents and texts published in The Art of Watercolour. Any reproduction of articles published in The Art of Watercolour, either in part or whole, is strictly forbidden without the express written agreement of Diverti Éditions, in compliance with the French law on literary and artistic property of March 11th 1957. Articles and photos, which are not retained for publication, shall not be returned. The editorial staff shall not be liable or responsible for the content of texts, nor for illustrations and photos that they receive. - Publication registration: 0316 K 90760 - ISSN: 2114-3498 - Legal deposit on date of release - Quarterly – No. 10 – March-May 2013.

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Shanghai Biennial special


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Thierry Duval A series of luminous watercolours which embody Venice’s palette of subtle colours.

No.10

March-May 2013

FEATURED ARTISTS

24 PIERRE CHARIOT Landscapes “Despite all my travels, I have always been drawn to such unchanging elements as the sky and the trees…”

34 RICHARD BÉLANGER Interior scenes “If you take a closer look at my work, you’ll see that I am a realist painter who deliberately lets his brush run free.”

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40 ANDREW KISH III Figures

Richard Bélanger

“Part of my plan is to draw you into the painting and then make you question what is going on inside the work. It is a very subtle sensory attack.”

Carefully composed watercolours, an ode to the naive simplicity of rural life.

48 PORTFOLIO: SHANGHAI BIENNIAL SPECIAL 10 new Chinese talents “The Chinese watercolour movement that has just begun to reach our shores is only just beginning.”

58 IAIN STEWART Urban scenes “My main goal as an artist is not to get caught up in what I should be painting, but rather what I want to be painting.”

48 Discover 10 new Chinese talents and admire the sheer quality of their work.

68 ATANUR DOGAN Portraits “I am a people person and I can only paint if I emotionally relate to my subject.”

72 THIERRY DUVAL Venice scenes “Painting somewhere which is not a part of my everyday life has caused my creative process to evolve towards a greater part of imagination and poetry. ”

90 EUGEN CHISNICEAN Landscapes “For me contact with nature is of utmost importance because it always is an experiment. There are so many different ways to treat the same subject.”

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Pierre

Chariot A Life in Landscapes THE BELGIAN ARTIST IS AS WELL-KNOWN FOR HIS LANDSCAPES IN TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOUR AS FOR THE WATERCOLOUR SCHOOL HE CREATED. TOGETHER WE LOOK BACK OVER A LIFE PLACED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE ELEMENT OF WATER.

La Rivière enchantée. 38 x 56 cm. W ATERCOLOUR N O .10 / M ARCH -M AY 2013

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Shanghai Biennial Special

THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR BIENNIAL IN ZHUJIAJIAO, SHANGHAI WAS CERTAINLY AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED. THE TOP NAMES IN INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR CAME TO EXHIBIT THEIR WORK UNDER ONE ROOF FOR THE PLEASURE OF AN ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD, BUT THE REAL SURPRISE HOWEVER LAY IN THE SHEER QUANTITY OF INCREDIBLY-TALENTED CHINESE ARTISTS. THE CHINESE WATERCOLOUR MOVEMENT THAT HAS JUST BEGUN TO REACH OUR SHORES IS OBVIOUSLY ONLY JUST BEGINNING AND THERE IS AN LARGE AMOUNT OF ART AND ARTISTS STILL TO COME. HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THEIR PAINTINGS FROM THE SHOW WITH COMMENTS BY JANINE GALLIZIA, WHO WAS ON THE JURY AT ZHUJIAJIAO.

The Survivors. 85 x 115 cm A simple and quite unpredictable subject was used to create this dynamic and original painting. The technical skills and the subject treatment were well thought out and executed. We can sense the movement of the figures. The painting’s originality and its loose painterly technique are the strong points that made this painting stand out from the others in the show.

WANG WEIMIN/WANG MENG


Existence no.12. 63.5 x 48.5 cm Shop windows are becoming a common subject for painting. Although the subject is no longer what I would class as original, the humour injected into the painting adds an extra dimension to this brilliantly-composed and technically-perfect piece. This is a flawless painting on every level.

DONG XICHUN


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