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Calo Carratalá Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

Spanish, b. 1959

Artist Calo Carratalá takes a contemporary view of nature in his stirring large-format drawings and landscape paintings. He maintains that we don't view it the way we once did and, in contrast to the way that Renaissance painters saw landscapes as depictions of places that had yet to be discovered, Carratalá sees the natural world as something to be protected and not merely admired. 

From his snow-topped cabins hidden deep in the woods to sunlit tropical beaches, Carratalá’s scenes are wholly inviting for viewers. Each of his paintings reflects the majesty of nature and gives us a sense of its innate significance.

Carratalá was born and raised in Spain and began painting when he was very young. In 1980, he began his art studies at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos in Valencia and finished his studies in 2000 at the Spanish Academy in Rome. 

Carratalá made a name for himself in the art world over the subsequent few years, securing many commissions and showing in numerous galleries around Spain and greater Europe. In 2010, he received a request from the city of Alicante in his native country to show his work at a metro station. In 2019, he exhibited his art at Museo del Ruso in Alarcón.

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Artist: Calo Carratalá
Red Baobab by Calo Carratalá - Large drawing on wood, tree, Africa, Tanzania
By Calo Carratalá
Located in Paris, FR
Red Baobab is a unique Conte pencil Sanguina on laminated wood drawing by contemporary artist Calo Carratalá, dimensions are 293 × 295 cm (115.4 × 116.1 in). The artwork is signed, ...
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2010s Contemporary Calo Carratalá Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Graphite, Wood, Pencil

Beaches in Cap Skiring No.1 by Calo Carratalá - Pencil, Senegal, trees, river
By Calo Carratalá
Located in Paris, FR
Beaches in Cap Skiring No.1 is a unique oil pencil on cardboard, glued on wooden frame drawing by contemporary artist Calo Carratalá, dimensions are 80 × 139 × 4 cm (31.5 × 54.7 × 1....
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2010s Contemporary Calo Carratalá Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Cardboard, Wood Panel, Pencil

Beaches in Cap Skiring No.2 by Calo Carratalá - Pencil, Senegal, trees, river
By Calo Carratalá
Located in Paris, FR
Beaches in Cap Skiring No.2 is a unique oil pencil on cardboard, glued on wooden frame drawing by contemporary artist Calo Carratalá, dimensions are 80 × 139 × 4 cm (31.5 × 54.7 × 1....
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2010s Contemporary Calo Carratalá Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pencil, Cardboard, Wood Panel

Selvas Negras n°4 by Calo Carratalá - Tropical forest landscape, work on paper
By Calo Carratalá
Located in Paris, FR
Selvas Negras n°4 is a unique pencil on Daler Rowney 1,4 mm paper painting by contemporary artist Calo Carratalá, dimensions are 120 × 81 cm (47.2 × 31.9 in). Dimensions of the frame...
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2010s Contemporary Calo Carratalá Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pencil, Paper

Boat on the Marañón River, Jungle series - Contemporary Drawing, work on paper
By Calo Carratalá
Located in Paris, FR
Boat on the Marañón River is a drawing by Spanish contemporary artist Calo Carratalá, from the "Jungle" series. This piece of art portrays a man boating down the river Marañón - a tr...
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Baobab N7 by Calo Carratalá - work on paper, graphite drawing, sold framed
By Calo Carratalá
Located in Paris, FR
Graphite on paper Arches 360 gr mounted on a wood frame. Artwork sold framed with a methacrylate box, 46 cm × 65 cm. Calo Carratalá is a contemporary Spanish artist, based in Valencia, specializing in landscapes. With a passion for traveling, he has visited the Amazon, Colorado, the Alps and the Pyrenees, the forests of Norway... Always armed with sketching pad...
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2010s Contemporary Calo Carratalá Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Calo Carratalá drawings and watercolor paintings for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Calo Carratalá drawings and watercolor paintings available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse by medium to find art by Calo Carratalá in paper, pencil, graphite and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Calo Carratalá drawings and watercolor paintings, so small editions measuring 19 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Eduardo Alvarado, Franco Salas Borquez, and Hélène Duclos. Calo Carratalá drawings and watercolor paintings prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,612 and tops out at $18,344, while the average work can sell for $2,529.

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