"The sea is one of my favorite themes. Colors and forms fascinate me....""I am the daughter of French parents born in Lisbon in 1939. We moved to Brazil when I was a little girl, and when I was ten years old I attended Augusto Rodrigues' art school – thus began my great passion for the fine arts.
"I took classes at the Institute of Fine Arts, where I was a student of Orézio Belém and Aurélio Bittencourt, studying watercolor techniques. I am a lawyer and a professor and for many years I was dedicated to these professions, leaving painting as a pleasurable hobby. I took up painting again in the 1980s at Maria do Carmo Ferreira's studio, and later, master artist Bernardii encouraged me to develop an expressionist technique, with superimposed a gesticulative imagery over free stains of color.
"I tend to diversify my art within the figurative. I represent that which is close to my heart – sometimes the beach, other times Parisian scenes. I lived for a time in Cabo Frio, which is set on the beach, and it has been of great influence to me when I paint open scenery and free space. The sea is one of my favorite themes. Colors and forms fascinate me and I tend to abandon traditional methods for applying paint. That is, I'll also use I use my fingers and hands, washes or a mixed media to express my artistic instinct, allowing it to flow and trying to bring beauty through the interplay of colors.
"I have shown my works widely in private art exhibitions. Some of my paintings form part of private collections both in Brazil and abroad including New York, Paris, and Norway."
6 items by Kassabian
Impressionist Painting of People from Brazil
Exodus, Impressionist Painting of People from Brazil
KassabianInspired by the stories of refugees and people who have left their homes behind, Brazilian artist Kassabian paints an impressive and emotional composition. Working in an impressionist style, she...$289.99
Byzantine Archangel II
Expressionist Painting of an Archangel from Brazil
Byzantine Archangel II, Expressionist Painting of an Archangel from Brazil
KassabianBrazilian artist Kassabian explores the importance of religion in Byzantine art through this striking original painting. She focuses on archangels, traditionally portrayed with golden halos, wings...$289.99
Signed Expressionist Painting of a Seahorse from Brazil
Seahorse, Signed Expressionist Painting of a Seahorse from Brazil
KassabianAgainst an abstract background of orange, beige, brown, and yellow, the silhouette of a seahorse and coral decorate the canvas. Brazilian artist Kassabian paints this nature-inspired scene in an...$474.99
Vase with Flowers
Floral Still Life Painting in Blue from Brazil
Vase with Flowers, Floral Still Life Painting in Blue from Brazil
KassabianAgainst an abstract blue background, a bouquet of colorful flowers is displayed in a glass vase. Brazilian artist Kassabian paints this composition in an impressionist style that utilizes bold...$357.99
Signed Impressionist Painting of a Cat from Brazil
Kiki Cat, Signed Impressionist Painting of a Cat from Brazil
KassabianSays Brazilian artist Kassabian, "I always liked cats, and Kiki was my favorite." She works in an impressionist style, capturing the black and white feline named Kiki as she lies upon a red...$357.99
Vase with Hydrangeas
Signed Still Life Painting of Hydrangeas from Brazil
Vase with Hydrangeas, Signed Still Life Painting of Hydrangeas from Brazil
KassabianShowcasing a variety of colors, hydrangea flowers show off their round blooms. Brazilian artist Kassabian paints this still life composition in an impressionist style, capturing the flowers against an...$357.99