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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16 September 2019
2019 Stadio San Mamès Bilbao 29,7x21cm tecnica mista su carta

Monday 16th September 2019 – San Mamès Stadium

I was recently in Bilbao to see the Guggenheim Museum and I stopped for a couple of days to discover this wonderful city of Spain. I stayed near the San Mamès metro, which is a stone’s throw from the Atletico Bilbao stadium. Seen from outside this stadium really struck me for its beauty. In particular, in this view I started from the road lines (now a daily presence in my recent parking lots), which helped me to get my point […]
9 September 2019
2019 Vik Islanda 52x42cm olio su tela

Monday 9th September 2019 – Vik

When I was in Iceland I was very impressed to see Vik’s black beach. The black color is given by the ash of the volcanoes that turns into sand. The contrast of black with the greens of the promontory and the white of the waves is really exciting. The colors of Iceland are entering my canvases with these contrasts, surreal in our eyes but real in those lands full of natural charm. I like the fact that traveling is a […]
2 September 2019
2019 Squarci Milano 20x50cm olio su tela

Monday 2nd September 2019 – Slashes

I liked the idea of starting September with this glimpse of threads and colors! The right mood before diving completely into the working life that starts again in September for everyone. In this painting we see Piazza Cordusio in Milan, it is a crossroads always full of wires and every time I cross the street I am struck. Almost all the work is painted with a spatula: it is one of my favourite tools because it allows me to grasp […]
26 August 2019
2019 Skyline 60x200cm olio su tela

Monday 26th August 2019 – Skyline

The sky of Milan in some periods is particularly suggestive, because its colors almost seem to come out directly from the color tube. In the framework of the picture I always feel that the sky must have more space because that’s where my eyes want to stop and contemplate. The Milan skyline remains thinner, in backlight, precisely because the city is like a spectator of the view. With these flashes of lived beauty, I wish you a good Monday!
19 August 2019

Monday 19th August 2019 – Irises

On Monday we always start again, the holidays are over (for me and Anna) and today we start working again! I rested well and waiting for everyone to return from their holidays I wanted to offer you these irises, which I painted from life in the garden outside my studio. In the midst of green nature these two flowers appear, reminding me of the color of some places seen this summer. Looking forward to resume and complete the works for […]
12 August 2019
2019 Fiordi Orientali 30x30cm olio su tela

Monday 12th August 2019 – Eastern Fjords

The wild nature of Iceland has not struggled to get into my canvases. I wanted to focus on the creeks of the fjords overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to show these wonderful openings. In the foreground the light traces the path that leads to the tip of the fjord. The blue of the ocean is an intense ultramarine (when I saw it I didn’t believe it) and it softens all that dominance of the green. Last days of vacation in Croatia, […]
5 August 2019
2018 Darsena 52x42cm olio su tela

Monday 5th August 2019 – Rimini dock

The summer colors of the sunset over the dock of Rimini are one of my favorite moments to paint. In front of that last slash of sunlight I remain silent and at the same time I desire to be able to make those colors explode in the canvas. I really like Rimini, it’s my homeland, so much of my work has passed through that port and I’m sure I’ll never stop painting it because it’s part of my life. You […]
29 July 2019
2019 Parking 20x20cm acrilico su tela

Monday 29th July 2019 – Parking

This Monday’s work is painted on a fabric that I found in a store a few days ago. As soon as I saw it I immediately fell in love with its elegance! This orange is a difficult color to create and so I started directly from the surface of the fabric to create this parking lot. I’m trying new solutions for the theme of empty parking lots in the former Alfa Romeo factory in Arese. When I paint a picture […]