Valentina Bilbao created the Bright Series as a set of five unique artworks elegantly and skillfully developed in five different bright colors. She uses on the canvas her characteristic pictorial techniques, beginning with strong strokes of palette knife to place thick layers of paint of the chosen color, and then continuing with an impressive dripping in darker or lighter tones of the main color, creating a dynamic effect that complements the already very powerful painting. The Bright Series, made during the months of July and August of 2019, includes five paintings of 48 x 48 inches. The five colors chosen by Valentina Bilbao are red, blue, yellow, green and orange, which will define the uniqueness of each painting by the use of only one color and the respective dripping on each one of them. The Series was inspired by the classical music for the Hallelujah Chorus included in Part II of the Messiah oratorio, composed in 1741 by German musician George Frederic Handel, b. 1685 – d. 1759, while he was residing in London. Artist Valentina Bilbao says: “I decode the Music to then transform and code it as color. For me, the Music is not only an inspiration, it is the element from which all is born, it is the Artwork on itself, expressed in a different way. My Artwork is completed when I am able to bring the Music to a visual tangible dimension.” Valentina Bilbao, in total synchrony with Handel music and his positive goals, visually transmits in her unique paintings the emotion of depicting the feeling of celebrations that are relevant for humanity and can happen for a diversity of occasions. The Part II of the Messiah oratorio ends with the celebration of God’s Triumph that closes with the vibrant and majestic Hallelujah Chorus. Handel, who had written successful operas, used a similar musical way in the Messiah, a basic structure of chorus and solo singing, few duets and the musical instruments harpsichord, violoncello, oboes, strings, violone and bassoon. Two trumpets and timpani highlight the movement, energized by repeating Hallelujah and Forever and Ever increased to the highest until reaching a silent break full of tension and a solemn final Hallelujah that expressed Handel’s goal to spread peace and joy. Celebrations can be spiritual Roads to Heaven, Happy Anniversaries, Tributes for Achievements, such as Graduations, Awards, or Successful Events in any life path or career. Valentina Bilbao artistic creativity and pictorial ideas flow natural on her painting, accompanied with the sound that escalates from soft to uplifting, festive and blissful. Then, as she follows in contact with the music, the feelings and emotions that guide her Art take place, when paint and color are transformed into tangible and joyful positive messages that are visual but also spiritual. Valentina Bilbao touches the heart and the soul of the viewers of her works that evoke the forever-changing life of Light and the Universe.
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