Misteri a Venezia, 2024

by Antonino Puliafico

Painting : oil

120 x 120 x 1 cm 47.2 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch

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Unique work

Signature

Hand-signed by artist

Authenticity

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Medium

Dimensions cm inch

120 x 120 x 1 cm 47.2 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch Height x Width x Depth

Framing

Not framed


Tags

Landscape

Figurative

Colors

Fauvism

Impressionism

Dark blue

Red

Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: Italy

In the painting "Mysteries in Venice" I try to capture the enigmatic essence and hidden nuances of Venice, a city that lives and breathes mystery in every corner. With each brushstroke, I intend to highlight the unexplored and often overlooked aspects of a city steeped in history, culture and art. Using a bold and vibrant color palette, I seek to explore the dynamic interplay between light and shadow, reflections on water shimmering under a changing sky.

The use of the spatula is not accidental but intentional, to give materiality and body to the colors which spread across the canvas like the many stories scattered in the fog of Venice. This method allows me to construct rich, deep textures that invite the viewer to fully immerse themselves in the work, discovering details that only careful observation can reveal.

This painting is an invitation to get lost, to navigate through the emotions and stories hidden behind every corner of this labyrinthine city. The shapes dissolve and recompose themselves, like the ancient facades which are reflected in the calm waters of the canals, suggesting more than they actually show. “Mysteries in Venice" is a dialogue between past and present, a visual exploration that defies time and history, offering a new interpretation of one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

This work is a tribute to Venice's ability to keep its secrets, while exposing itself to the gaze of millions of visitors. Each element, from a flower-filled balcony to a solitary gondola, contributes to a visual narrative that I hope will resonate with the viewer, stimulating an insatiable curiosity and deep appreciation for the beauty that lies in the shadows.

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Antonino Puliafico, Misteri a Venezia

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Antonino Puliafico is an Italian artist who has witnessed international success. His artistic expression is influenced by both the Fauvist and Impressionist movements, which inform his colorful yet unrestrained style. Puliafico describes his creative process as "painting quickly to be consumed quickly", while leaving a lingering visual aftertaste that merges and changes each time the composition is viewed. His mediums of choice exist in the realm of oils and acrylic paints, applied with spatulas and brushes.



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