MONDAY



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.

Francesco Zavatta - Artist, Painter Milan

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25 March 2019
2019-Monte-Bianco-150x250cm-tecnica-mista-su-tela

Monday 25th March 2019 – Mont Blanc

Once in a while, I feel the need to paint large formats, with no special client needs, but with a taste for thinking big. In this view of Mont Blanc there is this greatness to which I was aiming, in particular in the movements of the peaks that break the fast rhythm of the snow and in the wind that crosses the part of the sky. It is a work of great size 150x250cm and should be seen from far […]
18 March 2019
2019-Piazza-Duomo-120x80cm-acrilico-su-tela

Monday 18th March 2019 – The Square’s Breath

The square is a meeting place, where everyone can take a walk, with his own thoughts. I like to see the light-heartedness of the people who pass through Piazza Duomo in Milan, so welcoming. Some figures are still, others in movement, everyone goes his own way. The pavement of the first floor looks like water that unites and makes the atmosphere alive. Change always brings something new and accepting change is tiring, but liberating because, as in this work, I […]
11 March 2019
2019 Parking 150x180cm tecnica mista su tela Francesco Zavatta

Monday 11th March 2019 – Parking

In this work of the Parking series I was struck by the explosive effect in the middle of the painting and by the red lines pointing that there is an empty place waiting for someone. The warm shades of orange, red and ocher have served to convey the sense of warmth I felt in seeing the lines and shapes that came to life. This new project on parking is also changing my way of painting, more focused on energy of […]
4 March 2019
2018 Verso Sankt Moritz 150x230cm olio su tela

Monday 4th March 2019 – Sankt Moritz

I love when, above the mountains, the sky is bustling and full of contrasts, as in this great 150x230cm painting. In those moments I feel the urgency of putting on the canvas what I have seen. In this view of the Engadine Alps the beam of light follows the train track in the middle of the poles, towards Sankt Moritz. The dynamism of the clouds seems to give a storm notice, which makes this place full of wonder for the […]
25 February 2019
2019 Skyline 60x90cm olio su tela

Monday 25th February 2019 – Skyline

The inspiration of my artworks comes from lived moments but also songs, words and meditations that lead me to go even deeper into my job. For example, I liked the lyrics of the song “Il coraggio di andare” by Biagio Antonacci and Laura Pausini. In the refrain it talks about the courage to tie the shoes and start over. In this sky of Milan I find the words of this song: in the welcoming but sharp colors  is my desire […]
18 February 2019
2019-Piazza-Duomo-200x200cm-acrilico-su-tela

Monday 18th February 2019 – Milan Cathedral

It was a long time since I wanted to paint a large Cathedral’s Square with people like this, measuring 200x200cm. The strength of this square lies in the light beam of the sky that stands out in the middle of the facade of the Milan Cathedral, while people are walking towards their destinations. I like this human synergy with the square, and this airy atmosphere, full of dynamism, thanks to the blue color. And actually it’s Milan as I live […]
11 February 2019
2019 Parcheggio 50x70cm tecnica mista su tela

Monday 11th February 2019 – Parking

In this painting the warm colors of fuchsia, orange and yellow make me want to go and leave. What matters to me in these abandoned parking is that color and gestures are always harmonious, and that’s why I use strong colors and simplify the perspective lines, just to maximize the emotional impact that I want to convey. The balance of the lines, for me, has not only a meaning of well-constructed painting but also of the search for stability within […]
4 February 2019
2019 Parking blue 140x200cm tecnica mista su tela

Monday 4th February 2019 – Parking Blue

As you know, my favorite color is blue and I could not immerse myself in these parking without using it! In this blue parking there is a synthesis that I was looking for and I like it a lot because it reminds me of some atmospheres of the artworks I have done about my sea, the Adriatic. When I have to understand how to free color from architecture, think about how I paint the sea, it is always my strength […]