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Rebekah Harris

Blaxland High School

Artwork title
Paris en douceur (translation: Parisian serenity)
HSC year
2010
ARTEXPRESS year
2011
Expressive form
Painting
Artist’s statement

These studies aim to capture the softness and serenity of Paris. Through an impressionistic style, traditional earthy colours and broken, quivering strokes, I attempt to chase the light and shadows of fleeting airy spaces on a Parisian afternoon. Walking through Paris, the realisation crystallised that the mise-en-scène is indelibly impressionistic. Sitting in cafes absorbing its ambiance, amid life’s bustle, evokes the desire to reflect on the world passing by: on what makes people move and act as they do, on evanescent colours and the behaviours of contemporary life, and on the movement of light within the spaces.