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 January 2019
2019-Parcheggio-180x140cm-tecnica-mista-su-tela

Monday 21st January 2019 – Parking

Thanks to a person who works in the safety in construction sites, I had the chance to see a large abandoned area behind the Arese shopping center, where from around 1965 to 2005 Alfa Romeo gave work to over 25,000 people. Struck by the history of these places, I have visited and revisited the large parking area several times and started working on it. These “non-places” convey to me a sense of abandonment, of broken reality where a good part […]
14 January 2019
2019-Duomo-40x30cm-tecnica-mista-su-tela

Monday 14th January 2019 – Piazza Duomo

In this view of Piazza Duomo in Milano I started from the ocher of the canvas and then I used the spray to give depth to the paving and black liquid tempera to outline the architecture of the buildings including the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the facade of the Duomo. This square often strikes me when I go through it because it is full of history and full of timeless charm. I wanted to make this picture like a […]
7 January 2019
Sleeping Cat oil on canvas

Monday 7th January 2019 – Relax – The sleeping cat

In the first Monday of 2019 I want to start with a new and fun subject, the cat called “Gigiolo” who lives and reigns inside the house of my in-laws. The pose in which I portrayed it is while it is sleeping in its armchair. Seeing that cat so sleepy and relaxed gave me tenderness, and that’s why I made the painting. Today many of us come back to work or to school, I offer you a last memory of […]
31 December 2018
Irlanda, San Siro, Duomo, Skyline, Milano, Cliffs of Moher, Engadina, Trenino Rosso del bernina

Monday 31st December 2018 – Artworks of the Year

Today is the last Monday of 2018 and as a tradition I propose a “collage” of the most significant works of my journey in this year. The year 2018 was characterized as new subjects from the Engadine seen from the Bernina Red Train, from the San Siro stadium (thanks to a subscription for Milan :)) and from the resumption of the Irish landscapes, which I returned to visit in June after 8 years. I was especially surprised to see the […]
24 December 2018
2018 Fortezza 52,5x115,5cm olio su tela

Monday 24th December 2018 – Fortress

For this Monday that is also the Christmas Eve I show you this view overlooking the ocean from the fortress of the island Inis Mor, one of the Aran Islands. It is a painting composed of three canvases and the whole format is 52.5×115.5 cm. In the foreground there are rocks with some touches of color because of the earth and grass, in the background a small part of turquoise sky fades into the overseas of the ocean. I like […]
17 December 2018
2018 Grattacielo Bosco Verticale Milano 80x60cm olio su tela

Monday 17th December 2018 – Skyscraper in Milan

Every time I drive through the new area of Porta Garibaldi in Milan I am always fascinated by the skyscraper “Bosco” and by the surrounding buildings. Boccioni had grasped well in the ‘900 with the work “The city that rises” the change that was going through this city for him. In those two red blows I recognize my desire to fight and paint the city that rises. In addition, the bustle of Milan is a vital energy that over time, […]
10 December 2018
2018-Skyline-Duomo-15x30cm-olio-su-tela

Monday 10th December 2018 – Skyline

In this work I portrayed the sky of Milan above the Branca tower and the Cathedral. The architectural structures are small and not too detailed because I like to highlight the vast and colorful grandeur of the sky, as if it were a great sea. With little touches of spatula I inserted some lights in the middle of the buildings: I like even if with a few taps enter the life of the city. The December issue of the magazine Arbiter has […]
3 December 2018

Monday 3rd December 2018 – Melancholy

This Monday I present you a 2016 paper, depicting a green stretch of Irieland overlooking the ocean. To create movement in the expanse and bring out the shine of the green lawn I used tempera and oil pastels. The transparency of the water finds its maximum point in the central part of the work, where it appears as a breath of wind. I titled this opera “Melancholy” because it speaks of a beautiful memory, and a lived moment that was […]