Christian de Laubadère Très belle découverte! des peintures terriblement sensuelles..... Je suis totalement sous le charme par tant de beauté....... le site"...French artist Christian de Laubadere. He lives and works mainly in Shanghai where he takes most of his inspiration to create unusual and elegant paintings. He uses a mixed media of charcoal and graphite applied to paper-on-canvas and a top delicate wood shavings. He brings together Chinese and Indian embroidered collars and the finest antique lace from Calles. His famous -sfumato- technique achieves a vaporous effect by applying ash-shades as a foundation. The new collection of paintings of women's head shows his unique ability to tell each time a different story. His influence of the Chinese culture is shown dramatically through his work. The female Chinese hairstyle is very uniform as the color and texture rarely differ from person to person. The artist has managed to find a way of creating and appreciate beauty without monotony. Christian de Laubadere's heads of women could be seen as a representation of western and eastern cultures mixed together with softness and delicacy..."