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Artist Julie Combal

by Karen Day in Design on 11 November 2009

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Taking on the dichotomy between nature's inherent behavior and man's challenges to it, Brooklyn-based artist Julie Combal draws on "the historical tradition of oil painting" to create beautiful works that toe the line between abstraction and landscapes.

Her contemplative works perfectly compliment the Alliance for the Arts’ upcoming Friends of the Arts Party, which will display Combal's paintings alongside other artists in a silent auction benefiting the cultural community. Hosted by Christie's, attendees will also receive an exclusive preview of the auction house's major Latin American Art sale.

The emerging artist hopes her work and the art of 16 others such as David Szydlowski, Ula Einstein, Sandro Diani and photographer Kiritin Beyer, will encourage a younger generation to become more deeply involved in arts advocacy.

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Inspired by J.M.W. Turner, Combal interprets subjects like natural disasters and the flu with a similar approach, dabbling in drawing and watercolors and playing with light and color.

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To make a donation or to purchase tickets for the party, visit the Alliance For The Arts website.

Friends of the Arts Party
13 November 2009, 6:30-8:30pm
Christie’s Auction House
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020 map
tel. +1 212 947 6340

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