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 Lot title: La Cigale et la Fourmi

 Lot description:

Oil on canvas
90 x 116 cm (35.43 x 45.67 in.)
Executed in 2002
Signed and dated twice on the lower right and left plus the painting is signed, titled and dated three times on the reverse

 Provenance: Acquired from the artist family

 Literature and references:

Willy Aractingi in "5 de PIC" Tele Liban weekly production ( Check the Video )
 



 

Artwork note:

The viewer is immediately drawn to the rich colors Aractingi used and the complexity of that color.

The works of Willy Aractingi are not that innocent as they portray naive and vulnerable looking cartoon figures, upon further investigation one find a clandestine layer of evil and rebellion underneath the innocent first impressions. Aractingiís art carries strong references to morality taking for reference mostly the "Fables De La Fontaine" that he illustrated in 246 oil on canvas paintings in term of 6 years.

Aractingi pictures are widely admired for their subtle texture light and color, but the confident draftsmanship and the rich, velvety shadows of his drawing show that the artist had an equally compelling mastery of form, line and tone.

 

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