The painting was completed after a visit to Rome and a late night walk. The colours of the streets at night transformed the city and lent an air of calmness, of tranquillity - and yet the carefully laid out tables and open-doored cafes which spilled their lights out onto the streets gave a sense of expectation... It is a calm scene which awaits the imprints of those who will step into it...
The Calm was created by artist Mark John Maguire in 2018. This art piece is a Paintings artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Fine Art, Impressionism, Modernism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Cityscape. The artwork was created in Canvas, Oil. The size of the original art is 24 (inches) H x 36 (inches) W.
Words which artist Mark John Maguire feels best describe this work of art are: The Calm, Mark John Maguire, Mediterranean cafe, night cafe, restaurant night, night street, colours of night, night colours, .
About Mark Maguire
I was born in Liverpool and was educated at the University of Manchester, Swansea University and the Polytechnic of Wales where I studied History, Philosophy and Intellectual and Art History (MA). I have lived and worked in Ireland, Germany, Holland and the UK as a barman, labourer, soldier, Aircraft sealer, Trade Marks Examiner, Ministerial Policy Adviser in Trade & Industry (London), Head of International Relations at the Welsh Office and Principal Private Secretary to the Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales.
I left the Civil Service in 2005 and dedicated myself to art and writing. My large, vibrant and luminous paintings are metaphysical in approach and, as with my writing, personal and intense. They frequently convey contemporary urban realism in a ruined, isolated or detached landscape. The figures in them are always captive watchers of their environment or circumstances, trapped by their inability to communicate. I call these works "narrative" because what is important in the paintings is what happens before or after the moment depicted - the viewer must move beyond the canvas to ascertain this. My smaller paintings are "etudes", conceived as intimate studies of the mood and condition of individuals. They are almost always painted in blue.