Medium (between 60-120cm)

//Medium (between 60-120cm)
Medium (between 60-120cm)
  • The artist Gaetano d‘Aquino often paints women in a hyperreal style, like here the actress and singer Liza Minnelli. Minnelli is famous for her performances on stage. D‘Aquino played on this by naming the painting ‚Performed by Me‘, as he himself “performed” the painting of Liza having a break, looking at the viewer while casually enjoying a cigarette.
  • Pietro Maltese has painted not just one but several scenes from outer space, which is a typical theme for the artist. Showing 48 different cosmic landscapes, there is always something new to discover in this painting. It is showing the state of the universe or rather several universes which are always in flux, never standing still. And no matter at which of these we are looking at, they all invite us to dream of a galaxy far, far away.
  • The artist Michele Nigro lives the traditional and romantic notion of an artist, who uses paint and canvas to express his innermost feelings, which are often hard to explain in words. This painting translates its title ‘Love Generates Love’ beautifully with a range of vibrant orange-reds and a mesmerizing turquoise.
  • This painting embodies something secretive, showing a man in a big coat and hat, almost like a detective lurking around the corner. The dark sky and mysterious colours of the twilight hour enhance this feeling and makes you wonder what is going on. Cascone manages to create a very clean painting although it seems like the streets are filled with mist, thanks to his sprinkling technique as finishing touch.
  • In this still life we see a few colourful objects on a grey and black background. The objects don’t have any distinct features (like the title of the book), but rather serve to show that they are simply objects. Through Cilia’s unique technique of painting, it could also seem like a blurred photograph, except the flower in the centre. Painted almost in a naïve style, the flower makes clear that this is a painting. As it is hard to tell which flower exactly the artist shows, it doesn’t carry any further symbolism.
  • This apocalyptic scenery is expressed very powerfully by the artist Salvatore Depetro. Above the uprooted tree and the raging sea, the sky seams to be split by the waterfall coming out of the sky. The two different parts of dark clouds make this surreal scenery even more ominous.
  • This realistic oil painting depicts the “Duomo di San Giorgio” in Ragusa Ibla. Riccardo Penna started to work on the painting in 2003 and finished it by 2010. Since it took him 7 years to complete the work, one can still see the palm trees (which have been destroyed by insects and can no longer be found in this area). Thus the image embodies both, a time travel a few years back, but also a kind of summary of different periods.
  • The artist Armando Sparacino is known to depict typical Sizilian scenarios, not only by subject matter, but also in the way of painting. This artwork is a great example of his sensitivity to colours, always shown in a clear and bright way. The two-dimensional way of painting a woman sitting on a donkey simplifies the details in order to show the special atmosphere with its magical colours.
  • This abstract painting from Francesco Giombarresi is another great example of the many different periods of painting styles he had. Without the title it would be difficult to clearly decipher what he is depicting here, but it is in the end rather about the raw beauty of nature and the play of colours emanating from the bouquet.
  • Part of the series ‘Paesaggi Urban’ this painting is showing a moment from an urban landscape, which could be a gas station, which is not important though. It resembles a blurred photograph from far, but the painters work becomes clear once you step closer. Typical for Carmelo Cilia, he doesn’t use any distinct features (like writing on a street sign) to bring the melancholic atmosphere of this mundane and grey place in the city in the foreground.
  • Part of the series ‘Paesaggio Urbano’ these parked cars are a moment from an urban landscape. It resembles a blurred photograph from far, but the painters work becomes clear once you step closer. Typical for Carmelo Cilia, he doesn’t use any distinct features (like writing on a street sign) to bring the melancholic atmosphere of this mundane and grey place in the city in the foreground.
  • This artwork simply titled ‘Shower’ shows a naked woman taking a shower. In this painting, similar to other by Carmelo Cilia, the brightest colours are not within the figure in the centre, but on the tiles in the background, which is typical for Sicily. The woman is in a typical showering pose of washing the hair and the blurred quality shows the shower steam, meaning that this painting is not a traditional portrait but rather shows a daily scenery. This kind of abstraction of something distinct to highlight the atmosphere is typical for Carmelo Cilia.