Monday, February 15, 2016

Pastel Journal Award of Excellence Winner | Manuel Rodrigues Almeida

In his marvelous and large-scale pastel painting, Doris, Portugese artist Manuel Rodrigues Almeida has painted, not just a portrait, but an emotional moment The painting measures nearly 5 feet to a side—well over life size, fully immersing viewers in its somber scene of a woman who seems to be fighting, and failing, to hold back tears. “I tend to admire works done on a large scale and the impact they have compared to our own size,” says the artist, who hails from Viana do Castelo, a coastal city in northern Portugal. “That’s the experience I try to provide for the viewer by doing these larger works.”

You can read more about the prizewinning artist and the other Pastel 100 award-winners in the April 2016 issue of Pastel Journal, on sale here.

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Doris (pastel) by Manuel Rodrigues Almeida, winner of the Pastel Journal Award of Excellence in the 17th Annual Pastel 100


Braco (pastel) by Manuel Rodrigues Almeida


Gato (pastel) by Manuel Rodrigues Almeida





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