Visual art I like
The artistic period I like the most is the Impressionism, which resonates very much with my perception of visual art, along with the use of colour and light. Apart from appreciating the incredible works of art produced during that period, I am also quite interested in the personal stories of the artists that were part of the movement, from Gauguin to Van Gogh, from Monet to Renoir. Undoubtedly topping the list of my favourite impressionist artists is Paul Gauguin, with his tormented life as a late painter and his decision to live the last part of his life in the South Pacific. I even followed on his footsteps and went to the Marquesas Islands, during one of my own explorations of French Polynesia, tracing the last stages of his artistic life in the remote islands of Hiva Oa and Nuku Hiva.
It gives me gives me a great pleasure to visit art galleries and museums where one can spend time admiring, with a closer look, artworks from that period, from the National Gallery in London to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and beyond, and get a real feeling of the canvas and the brushstrokes that define the material and the structure of the painting. I have made a selection of my favourite paintings and artistic movements in Chronological order and the Museums I like so you can read more about my preferred artworks.
More recently I have started rediscovering more modern and contemporary art, which is available in abundance all around art galleries, just needs to be selected with some care to identify artists that resonate with my artistic and aesthetic taste.