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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22 July 2019
2019 Islanda 70x100cm olio su tela

Monday 22nd July 2019 – Iceland

Back from an incredible trip to Iceland, I immediately started working and in this painting, one of the first, I depicted the peninsula of Tjornes, in north-eastern Iceland. I wondered what I wanted to focus on in these new Icelandic paintings, and I decided to start with the vivacity and brilliance of those greens. The wild and uncontaminated nature of these places highlights the contrast of the blue of the ocean and the bright colors of the expanses of the […]
15 July 2019
2019 Stazione Centrale Trittico olio su carta 50x105cm

Monday 15th July 2019 – Central Station

The Central Station in Milan is a crossing point where everything happens quickly. In this artwork I wanted to use a black oil pastel, with the turpentine and a flat brush, trying to convey that sense of movement that the place aroused in me. A single vanishing point leads to the exit of the tunnel, with the architecture of the station just mentioned above and on the side the two masses that indicate the presence of the trains. The light […]
8 July 2019
2019-Sulla-strada-di-ritorno-30x30cm-olio-su-tela

Monday 8th July 2019 – On the road

Crossing the city of Milan is always a challenging moment, especially when the lights of the sky at sunset are in the direction I’m going. The buildings are like loose from the heat, which I made with the drips of buildings and asphalt. The heat makes the asphalt burn and you can see it in the front of the car. Research on the city of Milan is enriched with everyday moments where going by car can sometimes become an opportunity […]
1 July 2019
2010 Islanda 150x250cm olio su tela

Monday 1st July 2019 – Iceland

I have just come back from this eight-day trip to Iceland, where I literally got drunk on the colors of this very special and wild nature. Thinking about this Monday, I fished out a work that I did in 2010 right on Iceland: then I had only started from a photo I had seen on a book and I braved myself creating these strong contrasts that seemed unrealistic. Instead, now that I’ve finally been there, nine years later, it strikes […]
24 June 2019
2019-Duomo-30x60cm-olio-su-tela

Monday 24th June 2019 – Milan Cathedral

As I mentioned earlier, I am in Iceland right now, but I have prepared the Monday anyway! I do not hide the fact that I often paint the Cathedral of Milan, because I find it a suggestive square that always speaks to me and because it is a very appreciated subject. There is one aspect that fascinates me about this painting and it is the spatulas that are quite painful, I would say,  full of continuous mistakes that are corrected […]
17 June 2019
2019 Punta Hellbronner 30x96cm olio su tela HD

Monday 17th June 2019 – Hellbronner Peak

What I freally like about my job is the chance to travel. Last week I went to the Fondation Beyeler in Basel to see the exhibition of Rudolf Stingel, a formidable artist able to use the most ancient means of art history, painting, and make it always new. The painting you see below (where I also had a picture taken) of 335x459cm oil on canvas left me breathless! I drew my English in front of the lady who took the picture: […]
10 June 2019
2019 trittico Stazione Centrale 31x69cm olio su carta

Monday 10th June 2019 – Central Station

I find the theme of the departure very fascinating and Milan Central Station is a place I’ve always looked at. In this triptych oil on paper, my eyes let themselves be surprised by the shadows that followed one after the other until the exit of the gallery of the Railway Station. Every day I discover a new light, which is not only the search for the perfect brushstroke (that many times does not arrive), but sometimes it is simply the […]
3 June 2019
skyline milano

Monday 3rd June 2019 – Skyline – Milan

When the light above the city of Milan is so intense, it attracts me so powerfully that I feel like I’m called to answer. This skyline is an oil painting on paper, a triptych that I have already available framed in double glass with the same detachments that you see between the sheets. I deliberately designed it like this, like a window wide open before my eyes. Painting comes before every concept, for me, and in this particular painting I […]