Alexandra Klimas has had a lifelong fascination with cows, and follows their decline in the Netherlands with dismay — like pugs, they are now mainly kept inside, in mega farms. Her reflection of their disappearance from the fields leads her to create idealized pastoral landscapes with an ethereal quality that draws the viewer in. Where can you see those paintings now?
On view now through November 27, John Davies Gallery in England is presenting the magnetic works of Dutch painter Alexandra Klimas. Klimas paints oil portraits of farm animals created on location, with the named animals as sitters. Although animals have been painted for millennia, Klimas’ paintings are unique as the cows, sheep, farm cats, and poultry are the lead subjects in the works and given the artistic attention usually applied only to human subjects.
To learn more, visit John Davies Gallery.
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