“Darida’s mysterious, ethereal female figures seem transposed from a distant place and time, a time when feminity was associated with magic, mysticism and spirituality.
His application of paint is both delicate and rough. Soft plays of light and shadow highlight the luminosity of gold. At the same time the vitality of heavy swirling and knife-edge application of paint endows his paintings with a modern feel.”
Claudia Moscovici, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Founder of the “Postromantic” international aesthetic movement, from her 2002 book, “Romanticism and Postromanticism”