Colourfully Evocative Contemporary Paintings
Gallery Sorelle Sciarone is a young contemporary art gallery that specialises in colourful and evocative paintings. You will find a carefully curated selection of modern paintings. With only a small range of beautifully curated and certified contemporary art, finding a quality painting has never been easier. Click on the first painting that catches your eye below this text and explore the beautiful paintings made by the artist. Each painting comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity. We have a return policy of 30 days, so you have all the time in the world to commit. And we offer safe international payment options.
We dare you not to fall in love!
Gallery Sorelle Sciarone
Gallery Sorelle Sciarone
Romantic and Reflective Paintings
Colourful and Evocative
Which means we curate paintings that celebrates small things, strong emotions, awe of nature and people as individuals.
The paintings at the gallery is reflective of people and of our societies. In short thoughtful and meditative in its creation and themes.
All paintings are all made by contemporary artist whom we fully believe in and are inspired by.
A painting is created when an artist puts images to a surface, with their brush. A brush can be a more traditional painting brush, or their hands, a sponge, a mop, pallet knife, a digital tool or just straight dripping of paint. An artist has painted images to a surface and wishes to showcase their art to the world. This need for the artist to create, results in a lot of contemporary painting, with varying levels of quality. Art is created when an artist paints these images with skill, dedication, emotion and thought. Contemporary art is therefore sometimes hard to follow, and contemporary artists work can sometimes be hard to understand or even judge the quality of the work. Buying a painting from a gallery ensures that your art on your walls is real contemporary art, by a contemporary artist. Art is so much more than paint on a surface.
Contemporary painting is more than an image that adorns your walls. It is a piece of the world converted into visual images. It is exceptional to find a painting that you are attracted to as art speaks to a deep level of your person and understanding of the world.
Buying a Painting
Buying a painting can be a very personal and joyous experience, but it does not always have to be a profound emotional experience. The images in the paint may speak to you in any way you want it. It can match your couch or drapes, or remind you of your youth or a holiday together with a loved one. You can read here on different levels of art.
Buying directly from the artist, who may be your friend or acquaintance would be my first advice. All that you need is to be confident to stand behind your aesthetic choice. A gallery is a third party in between collector and artist, but not everyone has strong connections to the art world. So a gallery is your next best friend. Usually, they know a wide variety of contemporary artists, and you can see the work on location or a photo gallery online. This way, you can find a gallery that fits with your philosophy or visual framework. Here you can read about our mission. A gallery also actively promotes artist and their art. Here are our curated selection of artists.
Paintings and Contemporary Art
At Gallery Sorelle Sciarone, we focus primarily on contemporary painting. Contemporary means that the artwork is made in recent years, by a living artist. Often contemporary art can be confused with Modern Art, with a capital M. Modern Art is an art movement that started roughly around 1860 and lasted until 1970. The art from this time is hugely experimental. It created a massive rift from traditional art and painting techniques. Modern art begins with the heritage of painters like Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. All of them were essential for the development of modern art.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the rise of installation and performative arts became more widespread. They are resulting in traditional mediums of artwork, such as paintings falling from critical favour. Cultural critics, like Douglas Crimp, wrote an essay in 1981 titled "the end of painting". Of course, this does mean paintings and painters no longer exist, but rather that we start to think differently about art. That art as a concept is more important than the actual physical object. Crimp's text is a critical art-historical summary for how we got to our current state of post Studio. After 1970 we entered a period known as Postmodern when artists, architects and critics started questioning the grand narratives of Modern art. Postmodernism is an antithesis or sceptical critique on Modernism. Postmodernism has been officially over since 2006.
We are now in a post Studio period. Gunn to my head, I do not know if there is a period between post Studio and Postmodernism. But post Studio sees creating art, not as a solitary activity, which is more focused on social awareness and creating art and performances in the street. Post Studio Practice is the method of making artwork with a planned series of activities with political and social motives. Post studio artistic practices are meant to be experienced in a group and is often highly political. Digital art, installations and performance art are experiences and are temporary to a time and place. Usually, there are tiny remnants of the activity, except for photo evidence. These photos are often difficult to grasp without explicit, specific information, but that can be half of the fun. For a critical and informed exhibition, it is considered the norm now. As we think of people in terms of highly individual persons with a particular personal history and framework that informs their understanding of themselves and the world they live in. That needs a specific type of art and ways to explore concepts and philosophy through visual cues. You can read here about the allegory for understanding our current art world in relation to art historical canon.
Post studio also often uses painting and drawing as an activity. Data also shows that painting comes in third place after prints and photography in terms of what people buy. Prints, photography and paintings are more comfortable to incorporate into your home and life. They are two-dimensional objects that can be trans-formative to a living or working space, without taking up floor space. I suspect that is why sculptures are the least bought pieces of art—seeing as we have less space in cities. Prints of contemporary paintings are cheap and easily accessible for the starting collector and allow for rotation and finding what your style is. Maybe even saving up for the real thing. It also helps the artist support themselves with a basic small income stream. Photography is also a democratic medium, and a small amount of prints allows for it to be bought and enjoyed by more people. Paintings will always be unique to me, for three reasons. One because of their long-standing tradition of art and secondly, because of the physicality of creating work. And lastly, because I grew up in a painters household. Paintings in oils or acrylic or even digital will always be a beautiful medium that captures the human body translating the world onto a surface.
If you are interested to know what types of paintings people are buying? This article tracked contemporary gallery sales over several years.
Shopping for a painting online
Gallery Sorelle Sciarone choice in curated contemporary paintings that can be a beautiful oil painting on the surface, but also has multiple layers painted into the canvas. These layers, when peeled, attest to the human condition or our visual world. Contemporary painting at the gallery can be oil paintings, acrylic paintings and maybe soon also digital paintings. You can read more about our art criteria here.
For now we are an online art gallery, where you can buy paintings online through your preferred method of online payment. Or you can follow us on social media or leave your email so we can notify when we are at an art fair near you. Due to the unforseen impact that COVID-19 has had on the art world. All our exhibitions the coming year will be online. We look forward to seeing you in in January 2021 in Naarden, The Netherlands, for the anual Art and Antique Fair.
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Sorelle Sciarone is a gallery and cultural concept based around the artistic activities and network of the sisters Sciarone.
Our network is mainly centered around, Voorschoten, Wassenaar, Den Haag, Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam in The Netherlands.
In the future our cultural connection with South Africa will be developed.