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Artist Caroline Furlong


An example of fine art by Caroline Furlong

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://carolinefurlong.com/

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Classically trained as a young painter, Caroline later earned a BA from Rice University and a JD from the University of Texas.

  • She works mainly on commission, primarily in egg tempera, oil and acrylic.

  • She loves the ocean, painting wild places, and fly fishing

  • Price Range: $500.00 - $4,500.00

  • More info on Caroline Furlong's FASO Connect profile






The Artist Says:


I love the craft and the chemistry of ancient mediums like egg tempera, traditionally used by iconographers for more than a thousand years.  It involves making the paint by grinding natural pigments to a fine powder and mixing them with egg yolk, to make an extremely durable paint film.  
 

 
 
 
 




Biography


Caroline Furlong works primarily in oil, egg tempera and acrylic. Her work is represented in collections nationwide.  After years of representational painting, Furlong began creating symbolic, highly evocative works, which lead her to the rich and spiritual language of iconography.
 

“For me, art doesn’t have to be a reproduction of something that can be photographed, but is more of a quest for the truth behind the object.  I began looking for ways to express mystery -- not the ‘Agatha Christie’ kind, but the ineffable kind. I tried to find a visual language that would allow me to communicate that mystery, ” says Furlong.   She turned to well known symbols that are widely understood in the Christian Church in an attempt to avoid creating  completely subjective art.  “Just as we use words that are well understood to tell a story, there is value in using and reinterpreting ancient pictorial symbols to communicate universal truth.  Rather than limiting the artist, it fosters a living tradition that unfolds for each new generation, bridging past and future,” Her icons are written using egg tempera, a traditional medium of iconographers for more than a thousand years.  It involves making the paint by grinding natural pigments to a fine powder and mixing them with egg yolk, to make an extremely durable paint film. Furlong enjoys the craft and the chemistry of this ancient medium.

 

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