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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21 September 2020
020 Duomo 020 Duomo 20x30cm olio su telaolio su tela

Monday 21st September 2020 – Duomo

Over the years, the city of Milan has made me come out for all that I am: when I had some doubts, it made me be more decisive in my choices, it made me come out directly from the tube of color the essentiality of what I was experiencing. In this small work on the Duomo (20x30cm) there is all the openness of the Lombard sky, into the veils of the clouds. In the lines of the tram on the […]
14 September 2020
2020 Darsena 40x60cm olio su tela rid

Monday 14th September 2020 – Sunset over the port

Last Saturday my grandmother turned 90 and I wanted to give her this artwork, Sunset over the port. It was really touching to see the great emotion she expressed when she realized that inside the goft bax there was this painting! Her passion for us grandchildren, the enthusiasm to accompany us on the journey of life … in her tears of joy I saw all the beauty of a journey lived in fullness, which I will never forget for a […]
7 September 2020
2020 Riflessi viola 50x25cm olio su tela

Monday 7th September 2020 – Purple Reflections

The “docks” were a surprise born in the middle of the pandemic. Even in the darkest moments, when everything seems to be swept away, there is a point of no return, a very specific form that helps us, gives us hope and keeps us attached. In these purple reflections there is a fairly lively life: on the right there is a certain calm, given by the drippings that fall vertically; the reflections on the left are wavy, making one perceive […]
31 August 2020
2019 Parking 24x32cm tecnica mista su carta

Monday 31st August 2020 – Lines

I took the photo you see below the painting while I was cycling in Milan and I was surprised by observing some workers who were preparing the lines to paint the road signs. As you can see, there are all the lines drawn with scotch tape and I thought back to the series of works I did on the Alfa Romeo parking lots. I was struck by this comparison between lived reality and work of art, which makes what I […]
24 August 2020
2020 Attracchi 100x180cm olio su tela

Monday 24th August 2020 – Mooring

I came back from summer holidays, a beautiful tour in Italy between the enchanting sea of ​​Puglia and some wonderful cities: Lecce, Otranto, Ostuni, Polignano and Matera. You can see some pictures of these trips on the social channels of Instagram  and Facebook. Now I feel 100% recharged and ready to immerse myself in this fascinating “Mooring” project. This work you see is large, 100x180cm, and was recently purchased by a family from Rimini for a special gift. I was particularly […]
17 August 2020
2019-Dente-del-Gigante-30x120cm-olio-su-tela

Monday 17th August 2020 – Giant’s Tooth

As has always happened to artists of all time, it also happens to me to do commissioned artwork. Last year, for a friend from Milan, I made this painting of the Giant’s Tooth, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of her father, a great fan of this peak which he has climbed several times. I had the opportunity to present the painting during the birthday day, showing him with images all the steps of realization of the work, from […]
10 August 2020
2011 Darsena 50x50cm olio su tela

Monday 10th August 2020 – Blue Waters

In this moment I’m on vacation and as promised I wanted to give you a small greeting. In one of my Instragram-Live during the lockdown, the theme of provocation in art came out: when, how much and how contemporary art always wants to be provocative. My gallerst intervened saying that an artist can also provoke with colors and light. This work you see dates back to 2011, and its reflections express a feeling of great freshness, thanks to those very […]
3 August 2020
2013 Tangenziale tecnica mista su carta

Monday 3rd August 2020 – Road

By the end of this week we are finally leaving for the holidays, and this work well represents my struggle to get out of the city … I created this paper in 2013, for a wedding. It often happens to me that fiancees or best men ask me painting or papers. In these such important moments of life, art has always something to say, as in this road, which for me was the wish that life is always a great […]