Medium: Oil on Canvas
Painted in (year): 2012
Category: original still-life paintings
THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The emotion of the artist is very well represented in this piece. This is because the tangerine is the only thing in the painting, and in traditional Chinese culture, the tangerine is a symbol that brings thoughts of happiness and glee. In the Tangerines painting, there is both an unpeeled tangerine as well as peeled bits, showing that happiness can be found both within the self and without it. The golden light that seems to emanate from the tangerine in the center of the painting represents the bringing of abundance and wealth, furthering the idea that the tangerine represents prosperity and good luck.
GETTING TO KNOW JOSÉ HIGUERA
Born in Germany in the year 1966, José Higuera was a wholly self-taught artist up until he was of the appropriate age to attend lessons from other artists of his kind. His grandmother helped facilitate this, seeing his interest in art bloom. Even still, his incredibly photo-realistic skill is still largely self taught, making the already impressive pieces in his portfolio that much more impressive.
ORIGINAL ARTIST DESCRIPTION (not edited):
"I painted this still life with following my painting style with the reality as a principle, but trying to have a different and less conventional result.
The elements are suspended in a liquid that catches its reflection and balances the composition.
I usually use larger sizes for this kind of paintings, however I thought that this canvas size was the appropriate for this subject.
Why tangerines?, The appearance of its peel, the texture and color have always attracted me..., the plasticity of the forms of this fruit , and how the light fall on it is extremely irresistible to be painted.
It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
This painting is sold unframe rolled in a tube."