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Juan Cristobal, Scenes of life / Portraits

Cristobal acquired his portraitist skills during his twenties. Today he executes some portraits every year. He is particularly demanding when it comes to the composition and setup of the model on the canvas. He wants to create a unique unconventional setup.
Either in oil or pastel, he searches the unique characteristic of each model, a glance, or an attitude that determines the personality of his model in a personal way. Some of his productions are not official orders but simply artistic portraits as art pieces.
Anatomy as a subject is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges for a figurative artist. Since he was young artist, Cristobal has been fascinated by the human presence in his paintings, for what they tell and suggest. He takes pleasure in creating a scene of an everyday life with children, men, women and elders, exhibiting different emotions.
"There is no other pictorial subject that can transmit more emotion than a body attitude, character, gesture, glance, body language; the inspiration source is inexhaustible and the challenge constant."
To create scenes of everyday life Cristobal uses photographs from real life, and from compositions using models in his studio.

 

Juan Cristobal

18" X 14"

Sagesse

Oil on canvas

Juan Cristobal

16" X 12"

Une longue vie

Oil on canvas

Juan Cristobal

20" X 16"

Son passe-temps favori

Oil on canvas

Juan Cristobal

18" X 14"

La banquette préférée

Oil on canvas