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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27 January 2020
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Monday 27th January 2020 – Duomo Square

In this large Duomo Square I used a new technique: water-based paint and enamel on canvas. The inspiration that prompted me to use these two new pictorial tools was to see the works of Emilio Vedova exhibited at the moment in the spectacular Sala delle Cariatidi of Palazzo Reale in Milan. The pictorial gestures and the rhythm that Vedova gave to each of his works really impressed me. It was an exhibition that made me want to bring back his […]
20 January 2020
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Monday 20th January 2020 – Airport

This painting from the Airport series had an intense phase of work, never ending! When I realized that the painting was finished it was a real liberation, because that plane seemed to me imprisoned by some things that didn’t work, the sky was initially blocked, without decisive and harmonious movements as you can see it now. That yellow line, on the other hand, conveys a life that does not make me sink into the abyss of the gray asphalt. The […]
13 January 2020
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Monday 13th January 2020 – Trenord

I like these fluorescent green colors of Trenord’s new Caravaggio, as soon as I saw them I spontaneously painted them! Yes I was fascinated by this strong impact of the green color in the train carriage, very powerful! For me, art must convey this feeling of strong energy that comes to me from the things that I see, focusing on one element, without dispersing. It is an acrylic, marker, pastel and oil on canvas painting. It represents the stop of […]
6 January 2020
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Monday 6th January 2020 – Dock

For the first Monday of 2020, I liked to start it with something that conveys a sense of openness. I found it in this dock, in the lights of the setting sun. The structure of the port is divided into two parts and helps to look at the center of the work where the lighthouse that acts as a rock is located, in the midst of those colors that have left me speechless. The red orange of the sky was […]
30 December 2019
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Monday 30th December 2019 – The Artworks of the Year

A year of work is always nice to remember and here I get a little moved! A fantastic year full of new works that I would never have imagined and an exhibition, OPEN SPACE, which concretely opened me to new scenarios such as the parkings, the airports and Milan Central Station, which has once again become the protagonist. Many meetings with people, that it is you who are reading me and you are many and it fills me with joy […]
23 December 2019
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Monday 23rd December 2019 – Central Station

After the series of triptychs on paper about the Central Station of Milan, presented at the OPEN SPACE exhibition, I felt the need to make a unique work. This is an oil on canvas 50x115cm, and for painting some details of the Trenord wagons I also helped myself with blue and red pantones (indelible markers) to give more real sense of the scene before my eyes. Experimenting is a necessary feature to grow and try to enrich the theme of […]
16 December 2019
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Monday 16th December 2019 – Rimini dock

The dock in Rimini is my favourite open space! I always carry the sea inside me. In this oil on a small canvas (20x50cm) we see in the foreground the entrance of the port deliberately painted with those dark colors of Prussian blue, just to enhance the brightness of the sky and the gentle movement of the white clouds that move the gray clouds of the storm. Painting in the small format is particularly difficult because in a few details […]
9 December 2019
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Lunedì 9 dicembre 2019 – Skyline

Carissimi, Si è conclusa molto positivamente questa esperienza della mostra OPEN SPACE! Ringrazio le tante persone che sono venute all’inaugurazione e poi a seguire, ringrazio gli 85 bambini della primaria Chicca Gallazzi di Busto Arsizio e tutte le specialissime persone di Cura e Riabilitazione che sono venuti a farmi visita. Una delle opere che ha avuto più riscontro è stata sicuramente questo skyline di Milano: un cielo molto luminoso, in mostra per la luce che aveva sembrava di essere dentro […]