THE ART OF GABRIEL PICART

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"An earthen bowl with apples and brown paper... a moment of contemplation on a terrace under the warm Mediterranean sun... a woman alone in a white dress on a golden stretch of sand... Gabriel Picart is a special kind of painter. It would be enough if he were only a classic realist with a reverence for the human form, masterful technique and a repertoire of timeless images of exquisite beauty and grace. The true magic of his art comes from within, from the profound personal investment he makes in each and every painting before it leaves his studio. In an increasingly frenetic and complicated world, few of us make life worth living. Thank you Gabriel Picart for sharing your world with us."

Kevin Zweyer Anderson

President of Anderson Galleries LLC, Beverly Hills, California.  Member of the Appraisers Association of America.

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Due to a number of factors, the images shown at this site do not perfectly show the high degree of detail, nor the true colors, of paintings. Also, in some cases a small portion of a total image was cropped out for fit or scanning reasons. All images on or included in this website are copyright of Gabriel Picart. Reproduction without his permission is unlawful.

SUMMARY FIGURE I FIGURE II URBAN LANDSCAPE STILL LIFE CLOSE-UPS

Watch a recent compilation of Picart's paintings in video format. Best viewed at 1080p HD in Full Screen mode. Soundtrack is Erik Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1, Lent et douloureux.

 

 'HOW I MAKE A PAINTING'

Picart was invited by the prestigious International Artist magazine to be the artist from Spain in issue #38 (August 2004). A description of the specifics of his technique was included in the feature article on him, under the title “ART IN THE MAKING - Achieving an impersonal ideal of beauty”.

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Gabriel Picart was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1962, where he still lives and works. He began a successful art career at the early age of twenty when he started working as an illustrator throughout Europe, and shortly thereafter for the major publishing houses and advertising agencies in the United States and Canada. Since 1996, Picart paints full time and no longer makes illustration commissions.

Picart considers himself a realist painter, working realistically though not photographically. While he has also become noted for his dimensional facade paintings of Barcelona and his romantic pictures of Venice, his main love is the human figure. His paintings are permanently on display at some of the most recognized galleries in the US, and have attracted special attention of noteworthy critics and collectors. In 2012, Gabriel Picart was one of the two International Master Artist specially invited by the organizers of Art Revolution Taipei in its second edition.

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PHILOSOPHY

"My paintings are in a pure realistic style, not hyper-realistic, and the imitation of reality is only apparent. This is where the true magic in painting is to be found for me." — GP

"Of special interest to me is the Painting Art scene which took place from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of this last one. I am thinking of painters such as Alma-Tadema, Bonnat, Carolus-Duran, Lord Leighton, Gérôme, Bougeureau, Sargent, Fortuny, Waterhouse, Cabanel, and many others who were part of it. It is unfortunate that this group has been somewhat overlooked by critics and historians in favor of the Impressionist movement. But one thing for certain about the artists named above: in the technique of drawing and painting they were second to none. I consider myself within their tradition, and like they did, I strive to achieve a balance between line, color and texture, in that order of importance." — GP

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ILLUSTRATION ART (1980-1996)*

(*) Since 1996, Picart no longer makes illustration commissions; he paints full time. Gabriel Picart signed his illustration works Gabriel.

"Unusually beautiful illustrations, full of authentic detail…" the New York Times' review on "The Door in the Wall", A Dell / Yearling Book (1990).

On left, the prophet Ahijah rips his garment to foretell Jeroboam’s rise to power over the ten northern tribes of Israel (detail) - "Who’s Who in the Bible", Reader’s Digest (1994).

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Gabriel Picart has got the honor to be the artist featured in the art and design section of the October-November 2013 edition of  Gulf Connoisseur magazine. Published in Dubai, Gulf Connoisseur is the premier lifestyle magazine of the Gulf region.

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A painting by Picart is the cover of the first issue of Post-Modern Times: the journal of aesthetics and art history. This journal is dedicated to highlighting the work of the most gifted contemporary artists and exploring the aesthetic ideas that they address March 2013.

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The welcome page of the New York ARTEXPO 2006 displayed a painting by Picart. The NY ARTEXPO is the world's largest fine art fair.

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The 'July-August 2004' issue of International Artist magazine featured an article by Gabriel Picart. In each bi-monthly issue, International Artist magazine takes you inside the studios of the world's best artists.

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Gulf Connoisseur  October 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

"I have been honored to be the artist featured in the art and design section of the October-November 2013 edition of Gulf Connoisseur magazine. Published in Dubai, Gulf Connoisseur is the premier lifestyle magazine of the Gulf region. It has extremely high production standards and is published in English, Arabic, and Russian languages. I wholeheartedly thank to filmmaker, painter, and poet Meena Das Narayan, who also is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the magazine, for the excellent article that she has written on me." — GP

Canon asked for Picart's collaboration in the making of a catalog intended as a gift for their best customers of large format printers. The idea was to print his works on very different materials. The poet Luis Viejo has written twelve small poems based on the paintings. The handmade binding is in traditional Japanese mode, and its sizes are 46 x 30 cm. Canon has made fifty copies. September 2013.

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair September 25th - 29th, 2013, Berkeley Square, London, United Kingdom.

 Art Revolution Taipei 2013  May 3rd - 5th, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan.

"Heartfelt thanks to Zara Watson-Ellis for her interview at ART 2013. I'm not English speaker, and the interview was recorded without a set script. With apologies to William Shakespeare, I hope that you will find some sense to my words." — GP

Gabriel Picart was one of the two painters specially invited by the organization to participate in Art Revolution Taipei 2012. He shared the exclusive section dedicated to the international grand masters with the French painter Philippe Pasqua   March 22nd - 25th, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan.

 "Art Revolution Taipei 2012, VIP Preview". Preview for only 8 artists out of more than 200 exhibited ones of A.R.T March 2012, X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.

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A group of artists, art critics and curators, "talking art" with Mr. Xavier Trias (nowadays Mayor of Barcelona) and Mr. Jaume Ciurana (nowadays responsible for cultural affairs of the city) — January 13th, 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

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LINKS

  • www.colorland.net Created, designed and maintained by Gabriel Picart, 'Colorland Network' is his personal project. It is an interactive website that teaches kids about the Art of Painting. They will enjoy an amazing tale which familiarizes them with the all time great master painters and the most important masterpieces while they play art related games on-line. 'Colorland Network' allows the kids to participate in their own education, as the site’s contests encourages them to send in student-produced educational material, promoting active self-instruction. It also encourages fine art painters, illustrators, art teachers, and art lovers in general, to share knowledge and art work to promote Painting Art among kids of all ages. But above all, 'Colorland' conveys a positive message about the values that really matter in life, such as Honesty, Self Criteria, Freedom of Speech, Responsibility, Compassion and Peace.

  • www.jones-terwilliger-galleries.com Jones & Terwilliger Galleries is the personal vision of owners Barbara Jones and Patricia Terwilliger. Opening their original gallery in 1997, they now have two impressive galleries in the center of the Art Colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. In 2005, they opened their third gallery on El Paseo in Palm Desert, California.

  • www.cordair.com Quent Cordair Fine Art was established by artist Quent Cordair in 1996. As a premier provider of contemporary Romantic Realism in painting, sculpture and drawing, QCFA has grown to serve an international clientele of private and corporate collectors. Romantic Realism, the movement which renews the high esthetic standards and techniques of pre-20th century ateliers, brings a rebirth of comprehensibility, beauty, romanticism and stylization to contemporary subject matter. Subject matter includes figurative, narrative, allegorical, still lifes, seascapes and landscapes. Award-winning painters and sculptors of international renown are represented.

  • www.mishingallery.com Mishin Fine Arts, is located in San Francisco, California. It represents contemporary artists from all over the world whose work ranges in media to include painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, as well as performance art with the unifying theme of formal soundness and aesthetic excellence.

  • www.xpower-gallery.com X-Power Gallery specializes with unique criteria in gathering and collecting the finest art works of the East and the West, offering its management expertise to talented artists. By bringing a variety of art works to art lovers, X-Power Gallery aspires for all people to enjoy and be inspired by the beauty of art in art appreciation, and furthermore, to open a window to a beautiful life.

  • www.andersongalleries.com The Anderson Galleries is located  in the heart of Beverly Hills "golden triangle" shopping district, and it is dedicated to showing museum quality 19th and 20th paintings by noted and historically important European artists. It also exhibits paintings by lesser-known European and American artists active between 1800 and 1930 who have been overlooked and undervalued.

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Galerie du Soleil — Naples, Florida, USA.

 

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Full contact information on the galleries that carry Picart's artwork.

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An oil painting by Picart with a sculptured furniture by metal designer Silas Seandel.

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