Wind

Alessandra Desole

2007

Oil on Canvas

Alessandra Desole is a Sardinian painter who creates ethereal images based on poems, wisdom and personal history. Desole has spent many years of her life travelling and is greatly influenced by her encounters with different cultures. This is evident in her work and her fascination with themes from her home in Sardinia, across to Africa and even the far east. Desole’s artwork, ‘Wind’, illustrates the inspiration she draws from her travels and interactions with diverse cultures. Her trademark large canvas artworks allow her to express the richness and realism she identifies with the people she encounters. Oil on canvas is Desole’s chosen medium which allows her the freedom to capture human expressions and the moment of beauty caught between the pain and the heroic, the yin and yan. Her portraits explore what it means to be human and the contrasts caught within.

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