But if the light falls, my heart remains there, If there is a thought that turns it on is to look for Monday...

Lucio Dalla, Lunedì

Since May 2015 every Monday I publish on my website (and share on my social) one of my artwork or anything that struck me: a reading, a song, an unexpected meeting. Why on Monday? Because on Monday all starts again, for better or for worse, like it or not, but it's better that way! Up with Monday, and with the life that comes to you anyway.

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20 May 2019

Monday 20th May 2019 – Amsterdam Airport

This painting was born from a moment that I lived at the Amsterdam airport, before returning to Milan, last week. That sun in front of my eyes so abducted me, that as soon as I returned to the studio I tried to out in the canvas that moment lived. This light that fell on me was like a sign that made me realize that this work on contemporary places (parking lots, airports, cities) is getting richer and it surprises me […]
13 May 2019

Monday 13th May 2019 – Irish Lights

The coasts of Ireland are dominated by colorful cliffs overlooking the ocean. They are places that I would like to observe and paint more and more, because as in this painting I sense a viable charm. The wind trails that cross the deep waters give depth and calmness to all this scenery. I really like to look at these expanses from afar overlooking the sea and let all this natural beauty slowly enter my canvases. Happy Monday and good week […]
6 May 2019

Monday 6th May 2019 – Parking blue

I found the blue of this Parking very beautiful. The sky is the element that release the road signage: I say this because I made an artwork about a parking with a very high horizon line, so the sky was hardly there and it seemed to me quite suffocating. Instead, in this work, the presence of the sky gives breath to everything. It strikes me how in this painting there are some features resembling my docks on Rimini, as for […]
29 April 2019

Monday 29th April 2019 – Irish Bay (and the Provence travel)

I spent these Easter in Provence, passing through the windy gorges of the Verdon, and the ocher path in Roussillon where I took several ochres that I will use for painting. Crossing the landscapes of Provence made me enter the heart of the work of Vincent Van Gogh, an artist I have always looked at and whom I have always loved. One of the moments in which I was most excited was walking at night in Arles and suddenly be […]
22 April 2019
2018 Vespero è già 50x100cm olio su tela

Monday 22nd April 2019 – Evening by the sea

In front of this setting sun of Liguria I was amazed by the sky full of lights and by the atmosphere full of mist that brings out the most hidden lights of the sun of the evening. A sense of amplitude transpires from this calm sea, a dream of great horizon to reach. In this painting the horizon line, deep blue ultramarine, acts as a watershed between sky and sea, where the rays of the sun are reflected. A truly […]
15 April 2019

Monday 15th April 2019 – Ireland

In every work that I paint, my first concern is not to give up at the first impact, even if it is beautiful and interesting. As in this Irish painting, in which there is a cliff seen from above, I try to get inside the details of the rocks, inside the shadows and lights that give life to this place. Then the deep blue of the ocean in the foreground, which to the children who came to see me in […]
8 April 2019

Monday 8th April 2019 – Cliffs

In this Irish painting there is a light that goes beyond the cliffs at the bottom and that creates an atmosphere of contagious glow. The rocks, full of colors, created with spatula strokes, brings out the contrast with the deep and delicate veiling of the ocean. Inside the life of the rocks and in the turf there is my attempt to grasp the natural colors of that enchanting place that in some places is realistic and in other parts, instead, […]
1 April 2019
2019 Parcheggio 150x120cm tecnica mista su tela Francesco Zavatta Parking

Monday 1st April 2019 – Parking

Last saturday I went to Arese to see the tulip field, a truly beautiful sight. There was a lot of people and no parking so I had the idea of going to the large abandoned parking lot nearby, where the last of my works from the Parking cycle were born. Sometimes my work has a kind of unexpected utility! In this vertical painting the color is dripping: the drips in their ephemeral, fast and fragile aspect convey to me a […]