10/21/2012

Carole Rabe

Carole Rabe Blue Window oil on canvas 24"x18"

Carole Rabe Divided Rooms oil on canvas 18" x 24"  

Carole Rabe Winter Sunlight oil on canvas 20" x 16"

The work of contemporary artist Carole Rabe is not far afield from the paintings of Vuillard.  For Vuillard, there is the visually rich effect of patterned rugs and fabrics, and for Rabe there is the wealth of varied surfaces, their colors reacting to the bright daylight. Her work seems also influenced by Fairfield Porter and Bonnard, with a similar warm feeling for interiors of well loved rooms, and the strong sense of the people who live in them. 

My imagery is personal; I need some connection to my subject matter in order 
for me to claim it in a painting.
-Carole Rabe

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for introducing me to this amazing artist! I am captivated by her warm paintings of familiar spaces.

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  2. Wow, thanks for the wonderful posting. I am happy to be in the company of Vuillard, Bonnard, and Porter!

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  3. An admiring friend provided the link to your work here! How thankful I am. Exceptional interiors. Beautifully done. What a great colorist! I, too, would put you in the company of Vuillard, Bonnard, and Porter!

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