FAIRY TALES REVISITED: RESCULPTING MYTH
One day I decided to arrange a meeting for my favorite sculptors and storytellers. I invited Rodin, Degàs, Michelangelo, Chiparus, Di Modica, Carrol, Beaumont, Perrault and the Grimms. I added a pinch of my own sarcasm and imagination and let them talk to each other. I guess they just talked about humanity like we all do. In the following paintings I will try to tell you how it went.
My portraits are the result of a process both warm and enriching. First the model and I must get closer during some photographic sessions, my former and dear profession, in order to identify their most relevant features, both physical and emotional. And then, of course, we have to talk about art.
It is important to go over the role early 20th Century portrait as a symbol of social status and cultural modernity. My heart has long been gained by Alphonse Mucha for Art Nouveau and Tamara de Lempicka for Art Deco. To review their work is always a pleasure.
The character that Jerry Siegel conceived with all the attributes of divinity reminds us of our stuborn tendency to expect God’s miracles instead of providing human favours to one another. Overwhelmed by his burden and deeply sorry for us he stares.
With all due respect I propose my reflection.
THE COMPLETE RAG APHORISMS
This collection of 80 watercolours illustrates The Complete Rag Aphorisms, a compilation written by Hernán Compá and launched in Frankfurt Book Fair 2019. Afo, the Rag Doll, impersonates the wisdom of the Argentinian author trimming away any excessive solemnity in the genre with the naïve cuteness of its simple stetches.
THE ONLINE BOOKSTORE
Online bookstores illustrated.