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Calming sand


31 mars 2023


Midjourney AI generated, upscaled and modified by Dimitri


Full screen painting



Uncover tranquillity in our 'Calming Sand' frescoes; where fresco captures the quiet elegance and minimalist beauty of sandy landscapes.


Welcome to the serene world of 'Calming Sand', where each fresco encapsulates the tranquil essence of Zen gardens, creating a sanctuary for the mind. The fresco delicately portrays a raked sand garden adorned with carefully placed rocks, epitomizing harmony and balance. A softly meandering path draws the eye through the garden, suggesting a journey of mindfulness and inner peace. Executed in a realistic style, the fresco employs precise, thoughtful brushstrokes and a calming palette of soft grays, warm beiges, and subtle earth tones. The lighting is masterfully captured, its gentle play on the sand and rocks heightening the tactile quality and enriching the texture. This careful use of light and shadow creates an atmosphere of profound tranquility and fosters a sense of well-being.


The tranquility of 'Calming Sand' bears the significant influence of the French artist, Henri Edmond Cross. While not explicitly featuring sand gardens, his painting 'The Evening Air' (1893-1894) embodies a similar sense of peaceful contemplation, through its depiction of quiet shorelines and placid waters. Cross's technique of capturing light and the nuanced gradients of the sandy landscape finds resonance in the calming allure of the 'Calming Sand' fresco.

Moving to Eastern Europe, we see connections with the Russian artist, Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich. His painting 'Desert landscape' (1922) offers a captivating portrayal of a sand landscape, embodying a sense of serenity similar to what we experience in 'Calming Sand'. The painting showcases the expansive desert under the glowing sky, embodying a sense of tranquillity and peace that mirrors the Zen aesthetics of 'Calming Sand'.

Informed by the contemplative tranquillity of Cross's shoreline and the austere serenity of Roerich's desert, 'Calming Sand' blossoms into a meditative oasis. Its Zen garden aesthetics, masterfully brought to life, serve as an epitome of healing and comforting art, creating an atmosphere of peace and balance.

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