Angelika Millmaker

The Pink Hour

HKD 19,500.00
Acrylic, watercolour, ink on canvas
90 x 90 x 4 cm / 35.4 x 35.4 x 1.6 in
Executed in 2020

The Pink Hour is perhaps the moment of the day most coloured with beauty and magic. In the mountains, it is in winter with the sparkling white snow and the setting of the afternoon sun. The sky is illuminated with stunning pink hues and the contrast to the sparkling white snow is beautiful. The snow almost takes the colour of the magenta sky, making the scenery particularly exquisite and magical.

The essence of this painting is rooted in the colours and landscapes from Scandinavia and the traditional beautiful design of Nordic art. The Norwegian landscape comes alive during the long summer days and light nights of the midnight sun, and then becomes majestically silent as the autumn colours fade into the white snowfalls of winter. This quality of light gives colours a brilliance that is rarely found in other regions. The difference between the cool, cold almost whitish blue winter landscape and the bright colours of summer is very inspiring to the artist, and the paintings are characterized by bold contrasts between colours, textures, shapes and light.

It may be possible to trace the pure white light of a winter day or the vibrancy of a flower in a variety of unexpected ways. Departing from a single vision from nature, the paintings try to show her inner mechanisms and vitality not represented by appearance, but by the emotions these visions create in the viewer.

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