P O R T R A I T S 

 

I have been always fascinated by faces. My earliest of drawings consisted of faces. The dominant subject matter of my early paintings has been people and faces. This shows my concern for the human being since the questions regarding the purpose of making art concern man. I have been always amazed about the fact that in a such a small area, as a face, one can discover so much variety. If we look at a crowd of a thousand people, we are always able to identify each person. This I regard is a tremendous gesture of creativity that nature expresses. I can anticipate failure if I had to attempt a similar gesture; taking a thousand circles and in each circle I try to a design a thousand different compositions. What is more surprising is that, not only the features are different but that each contain a distinct personality, aura, expression. For me this is magic. Consequently one may imagine how difficult it is to capture all this in a painting. Portraiture is not just about the resemblance of the features, it is above all about revealing some of the soul of the person being depicted. I have selected here only a few portraits out of the hundreds I have executed. 

Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano / Fused Glass
Renzo Piano / Fused Glass
Presentation of portrait to Roberto
Presentation of portrait to Roberto
Roberto Benigni.jpg
Roberto Benigni.jpg
Presentation of glass portrait to Si
Presentation of glass portrait to Si
Silvia Damiani
Silvia Damiani
Luciano Benetton
Luciano Benetton
Ornella Muti
Ornella Muti
Ornella Muti
Ornella Muti
self portrait
self portrait
Liza
Liza
Eddie Fenech Adami (Prime Minister)
Eddie Fenech Adami (Prime Minister)
Uli Salomo
Uli Salomo
Madame Chomarat
Madame Chomarat
Garibaldi
Garibaldi
Chris Pace
Chris Pace

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