~ SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016 at 18:00 ~in the Fortezza of Montepulciano (SIENA, Tuscany, Italy) ~
VERNISSAGE OF THE COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION ca 30 artists (me included)
I was invited to participate in this event by Fabio Barbetti, a dear and talented friend who has a real unsatiable passion for painting with a subtle humorism, and who lives in Montepulciano.
I didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised, inspired and enthusiastic to find an amazing gathering of gorgeous and highly professional artworks featuring different styles and media (sculpture, painting) made by the most interesting and intriguing “crazy” local artists…..
The subject gravitates around Wine ~of course ~ and the Noble State of “ebbrezza” which is this subtle state of “light-headedness” before one gets vulgarly “drunk” 😉
Yet this subject leaves a lot of room for personal interpretation because this state is also the same you can feel when you are a little “high” because of joy or typically when you feel in love…with a person or with life….or it can be also comparable to the state of altered consciousness that puts shamans and mystics in the condition to experience magic and enchanted (and sometimes nightmarish) realities and to interact with non-ordinary creatures…..like the ones present in this exhibition room !
This exhibition is tasteful and has a delightful impact on the senses and can therefore be appreciated by all, adults, children and teens alike.
We’re almost there with all the galleries and photos….
In this new version of my website, I have decided to post also detail photos of the paintings, because people regularly tell me that when they saw them online and then in reality, they looked very different because of the small size of the photo, and their much larger size when viewed in person ….
When they’re photographed in the whole of their size, a lot gets lost of the details, texture, sketch traits, “oilyness”, etc…
Next project, is to post photos of them in their surroundings, to give a more precise idea of the general impact they can have where they’re displayed.
~ You are Welcome to the new online Portfolio for my Oil Paintings & More ~
A video of my art made by my favorite musician John Kent !