About the artist

This page is dedicated to the South-African artist, Idalet Emmerentia Haasbroek Pauw, who created magnificently large canvasses and painted it with vibrant colours and beautifully flowing compositions. Idalet painted directly onto large blank canvasses, without any preparatory drawings. She combined the spiritual and fantasy worlds with medieval shapes and symbols. Since representing South Africa in Cologne and living in Germany for a few months at a time, her fine art started drawing more inspiration from Africa. Due to aching hands, she stopped creating fine art paintings and moved towards abstract art where she would tilt the canvas so that the paint could roll over the surface.

Idalet had exhibitions in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Köln, Frankfurt, Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Paris. Large decorating companies and hotels invited her for solo exhibitions in Jordan, Bremen, Ibiza, Luxembourg, Köln and Cairo; and Rosenthal AG requested her designs for reproduction on their porcelain. Her work was purchased by hotel groups, large decorating firms and private collectors all over the world from countries which include Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Russia, USA, and the UK; and South-Africa, Botswana, Angola, Nigeria and Egypt. She was also interviewed for TV programmes in South Africa and Germany.

A few comments from Idalet's Visitor's Book is listed below: “'Idalet, many people paint, but a true artist is rare to find. You are an artist, a work of art, a delight'. 'Every brushstroke is a masterpiece!!' 'Exceptional!!!' 'Soul Inspiring.' 'Passionate use of colour.' 'Bold artwork with a beautiful combination of mythology, religion and ethnicity.' 'A lot of artistic genius!' 'The paintings are exceptionally impressive and excellent!' 'Absolutely brilliant!!!' 'Breathtaking!!' 'At Last! This is Life! A fantastic journey through wonderful worlds.' 'What a discovery.' 'Your style is very impressive - it touches everything. Everything radiates warmth and peacefulness and this feeling would still affect me for a long while. Thank you for a wonderful experience.' 'Beautiful work from a beautiful soul.' 'Flamboyant, magnificent use of colour – great art.' 'I love the vibrancy of the work.'"

Tragically Idalet died due to a pulmonary embolism, only 45 years old (1962 - 2008).

My background information can be found on LinkedIn - Erica de Kok

https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-de-kok-b5b34153/?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
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Artworks

Dancers

Idalet

changing the face of art

€19.500,-

Fire Dance

Idalet

changing the face of art

€57.500,-

Kundalini Release

Idalet

changing the face of art

€12.500,-

Ceres

Idalet

changing the face of art

€12.500,-

Altar

Idalet

changing the face of art

€12.500,-

Eve

Idalet

changing the face of art

€12.500,-

Red Horse

Idalet

changing the face of art

€9.500,-

Colours of Love

Idalet

changing the face of art

€9.950,-

Sango's

Idalet

changing the face of art

€11.900,-

Magic Medicine

Idalet

changing the face of art

€11.900,-

African Day

Idalet

changing the face of art

€11.421,-

African Heat

Idalet

changing the face of art

€7.900,-

Inner Wall

Idalet

changing the face of art

€10.500,-

Nigerian Music.

Idalet

changing the face of art

€8.500,-

Yoruba Sculpture

Idalet

changing the face of art

€6.900,-

Sibongele

Idalet

changing the face of art

€8.950,-

Esther. Ndebele Woman.

Idalet

changing the face of art

€8.950,-

Solomon

Idalet

changing the face of art

€12.900,-

Tender Pantomime

Idalet

changing the face of art

€7.850,-

Ndebele Dolls

Idalet

changing the face of art

€11.500,-

Water Lily Love

Idalet

changing the face of art

€49.500,-

Red Rain

Idalet

changing the face of art

€1.950,-

Chocolate Truffle

Idalet

changing the face of art

€5.900,-

Willow Trees

Idalet

changing the face of art

€6.500,-

Arniston Night

Idalet

changing the face of art

€3.900,-

Sushi

Idalet

changing the face of art

€3.500,-

Octopus

Idalet

changing the face of art

€3.500,-

Jazz

Idalet

changing the face of art

€5.900,-

The reach of joy

Idalet

changing the face of art

€5.900,-

Krakatoa

Idalet

changing the face of art

€2.900,-

Red Moon

Idalet

changing the face of art

€3.750,-

Rambling Rose

Idalet

changing the face of art

€4.950,-

Purple Madness

Idalet

changing the face of art

€6.750,-

Foxtrot

Idalet

changing the face of art

€4.500,-

Masai Magic

Idalet

changing the face of art

€39.500,-

Mountain Lion

Idalet

changing the face of art

€29.000,-

Masai Warrior

Idalet

changing the face of art

€23.500,-

Ivory

Idalet

changing the face of art

€19.500,-

Asleep

Idalet

changing the face of art

€24.500,-

Moroccan Encounter

Idalet

changing the face of art

€5.900,-

River of Life

Idalet

changing the face of art

€4.900,-

Goldspin

Idalet

changing the face of art

€15.900,-

Honeysuckle

Idalet

changing the face of art

€7.500,-

Archer

Idalet

changing the face of art

€17.900,-

Tibetan Manuscripts

Idalet

changing the face of art

€8.500,-

Tibetan Gold

Idalet

changing the face of art

€6.750,-

Tibetan Silver

Idalet

changing the face of art

€6.750,-

Tibet 1

Idalet

changing the face of art

€8.500,-

Tibet 2

Idalet

changing the face of art

€8.500,-

Déjà vu

Idalet

changing the face of art

€8.500,-

Zebra Crossing

Idalet

changing the face of art

€3.750,-

Whirlpool

Idalet

changing the face of art

€8.500,-

Linear Language

Idalet

changing the face of art

€4.950,-

Heaven

Idalet

changing the face of art

€7.900,-

Waves I, II & III

Idalet

changing the face of art

€18.000,-

Sugar & Spice I, II & III

Idalet

changing the face of art

€19.500,-

Clarens

Idalet

changing the face of art

€3.950,-

Flower Mania

Idalet

changing the face of art

€3.600,-

Silver Landscape

Idalet

changing the face of art

€1.500,-

Quick Silver.

Idalet

changing the face of art

€950,-

Oh! So Orange.

Idalet

changing the face of art

€6.500,-

Untitled. Large Landscape.

Idalet

changing the face of art

€17.000,-

Landscape in Pink

Idalet

changing the face of art

€7.000,-

Field of Dreams I

Idalet

changing the face of art

€2.900,-

Field of Dreams II

Idalet

changing the face of art

€2.900,-

Tangerine Surprise

Idalet

changing the face of art

€7.500,-

Through the looking glass

Idalet

changing the face of art

€6.900,-

Paternoster

Idalet

changing the face of art

€3.950,-

Magenta Night I

Idalet

changing the face of art

€7.000,-

Magenta Night II

Idalet

changing the face of art

€7.000,-

Magenta Night III

Idalet

changing the face of art

€7.000,-

Green Gables.

Idalet

changing the face of art

€5.900,-

Pods.

Idalet

changing the face of art

€3.950,-

Winter Leaves.

Idalet

changing the face of art

€4.500,-

Mountain Mystery.

Idalet

changing the face of art

€4.950,-

Magic.

Idalet

changing the face of art

€3.750,-