Virginie Iztueta

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Self-taught amateur painter whose technics gets enhanced and polished painting after painting. Being such a perfectionist, her works require many hours standing in front of her easel and offer most of the time a hazy mood tinged with a mystical/unreal touch, with frequently an evocation of her Basque Country in the background.
French writer/philosopher Paul Valéry wrote "Talent without genius is nothing much. Genius without talent is just nothing", whereas according to French journalist/humorist Philippe Bouvard, "...intelligence means knowing you've got neither talent nor genius." So, do we have an ounce of intelligence?
Anyway, the most important thing is that painting brings pleasure and satisfaction, and that looking at a painting inspires a sense of escapism.

1976 - Birth
1981 - First drawings kept as is
1991 - First oil painting
2001 - Independent Artists exhibition of Saint-Jean de Luz (5th edition)
2001 - Prismes d'Art exhibition called "Talents of our time" in Biriatou
2002 - Preview of the Art et Toiles art gallery in Bayonne
2006 - Exhibition in a Bayonne restaurant
2007 - Sixth Art forum in Ascain
2008 - Independent Artists exhibition of Saint-Jean de Luz (12th edition)
2008 - Quiksilver exhibition in Café Ono, Anglet
2009 - Summer markets "peinture en liberté", Anglet.
© All of the images on this website are copyrighted original artworks by their author and are protected by international copyright law. No materials in this gallery may be reproduced, copied, downloaded, or used in any form without written permission of the contemporary artist Virginie Iztueta.
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