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Nude Paintings by Philip Hallawell Brazil

Philip Hallawell is a
master Brazilian artist who is also distinguished as an educator, writer, lecturer, and television
personality. His works have been shown in
Brazil, London, Spain, and the United States, in more than forty one-man shows,
group exhibitions, and salons.

The link at the bottom of this
page will take you to Hallawell's other works in Gallery I, where you can read a
more complete biography.


Hallawell's comments about the paintings are in quotes


Nude painting entitled Liberation of Eve 1 <br /> by Philip Hallawell of Brazil


"Liberation of Eve 1" by Philip Hallawell

Image Copyright © by Philip Hallawell
Oil on canvas, 80x60 cm

"In most of my paintings,
the female figure symbolizes the spirit, as it does in this one.  The
erotic elements are used to draw a parallel between what I believe should be
one's attitude towards life as a whole and the state of abandon, passion, total
involvement and presence encountered during sexual relationships."

 

Nude painting entitled Aphrodite by <br /> Philip Hallawell of Brazil


"Aphrodite" by Philip Hallawell
Image Copyright © by Philip Hallawell

Oil on canvas, 60x50 cm

"Here, Aphrodite is
depicted as symbolizing fertility and creativity.  Again the erotic element
is important, because I believe creativity is only possible when there is
passion and total involvement."

 

Nude painting entitled Encounter XII by <br /> Philip Hallawell of Brazil


"Encounter XII" by Philip Hallawell

Image Copyright © by Philip Hallawell

Oil on canvas, 80x60 cm

"This painting is about
the encounter between 'masculine' and 'feminine' elements, focusing on the
feminine.  It is part of a diptych which centers on the masculine."

 

Nude painting entitled Judgment of Paris by <br /> Philip Hallawell of Brazil


"Judgment of Paris" by Philip Hallawell

Image Copyright © by Philip Hallawell
Oil on canvas, 80x70 cm

"This is my interpretation
of the Greek myth.  The three most beautiful Goddesses--Aphrodite, Pallas
Athena, and Hera--each claimed an apple which had been sent to a wedding feast
by the God of Discord.   Paris, Prince of Troy, was commanded by Zeus
to choose one of the three.  My interpretation is that this is a choice
every person has to make:  which of the powers one will serve--Love, Fame,
or Material Power--and not only which is the most beautiful.  Paris chose
Love and, as a reward, won Helen, but also became Athena's and Hera's
enemy."

 

Nude painting entitled Monica by <br /> Philip Hallawell of Brazil


"Monica (Birth of Venus)" by Philip Hallawell

Image Copyright © by Philip Hallawell

Watercolor and pen and ink, 50x35 cm

"This is a portrait but
also an interpretation of the birth of Venus."

 

Nude painting entitled Woman by <br /> Philip Hallawell of Brazil


"Woman" by Philip Hallawell

Image Copyright © by Philip Hallawell

Oil on canvas, 50x40 cm

"In this painting, the
female figure is not symbolic.  It is simply an homage to woman and what
she can evoke in a man."


More of Philip's art work can be viewed
at

http://www.cybermind.com.br/hallawell/
 

Hallawell's email is
maolivre@cybermind.com.br

Other works by Philip Hallawell
and his biography can be viewed in Gallery I.

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