Paul Dmoch

Paul Dmoch, watercolor cityscapes, landscapes, cathedral interiors
Paul Dmoch is a Belgian painter whose watercolors are playgrounds of light.

In them, light sparkles, bounces, glows, splinters and plays hide and seek amid the complexities of cathedral interiors, Venetian canals, narrow streets, dappled courtyards, open plazas and architectural landmarks of several cities.

Light is an actor in his paintings, alternately coy and bold, shining with bravado and peeking out from the shadows. I particularly enjoy Dmoch’s paintings of buildings and interiors by the brilliantly iconoclastic Spanish Architect Antoni (Antonio) Gaudí, in which his deft handling of color and value, backed with his solid draftsmanship, give Gaudí’s familiar landmarks a fresh interpretation.

Dmoch’s website is divided into three galleries; you can also view all of the images in a single gallery with multiple pages. Be sure to click on the images again when you arrive at the image detail page, to see a slightly larger version. You can also find larger images of many of his paintings on the Saatchi Art site.

[Via Adrie Hello (see my post on Adrie Hello)]

5 Replies to “Paul Dmoch”

  1. Wonderful darks.
    As Dmoch himself says: “La Lumière ne peut briller que dans les Ténèbres”.

    Wonderful darks, so difficult to achieve with transparent watercolours.
    And Dmoch says also: “Je n’utilise jamais de gouache blanche. Le seul blanc est celui du papier.”


  2. I think it is interesting that the presentation of Dmoch’s paintings are more engaging on Lines and Colors than they are on his own website.

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