"This painting is currently up through mid October at the Eugene, Oregon Mayor's Art Show, Jacob's Gallery. Here is a link:
A painting of my wife, it shows Angela in a jeans jacket. the work is based on a…"
"I've been trying to perfect a personal style which I call "American verismo" which is based on the aesthetic theories of the I Macchiaioli, the "macchia" in particular. I think I have achieved it in this portrait of my…"
Thank you for bringing this piece to my attention. I’m curious if this work holds any particularly significance for you? It has the same captivating loose and tight organization of brushstrokes…"
"One-man show: examples of my work in portraiture, cityscape, landscape, and figure.theme: "American Verismo, the style" -- How a Tuscan 19th century painting school (I Macchiaiaoli) inspired an Oregon artist. The concepts of…"
"Thank you for your response. I confess I don't use the term 'propinquity' in conversation either, but I was searching for a way to describe both the physical and emotional/kindred type of closeness, and that's what…"
One-man show: examples of my work in portraiture, cityscape, landscape, and figure.
theme: "American Verismo, the style" --
How a Tuscan 19th century painting school (I Macchiaiaoli) inspired an Oregon artist. The concepts of "macchia", "macchie", "effect", combined with "Scapigliatura" the "wild hair" movement in post-Risorgimento Italy, provide the context for an operatic new movement in painting called "American verismo" which states that the over emphasis of DaDa influences in contemporary painting may have skewed art appreciation in ways profitable to the art market and corporations, but not necessarily good for mankind.
Appreciation of the basic aesthetic elements in composition and "grand theory" in painting is more fundamental and important in the long run, but difficult to defend in the short haul. But inspired by Italians, my style incorporates both the naturalism and "spot painting" techniques of the I Macchiaioli who combined social verism with their ideas about painting.
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