22 March 2021
2021 Duomo 30x60cm olio su tela

Monday 22nd March 2021 – Duomo

This view of the Duomo, through the chromatic intensity of the colors, gives a lot of vitality to the square. The tram wires overlook the central part of the painting, and the white marble of the Duomo facade brings out the crackling colors of cadmium yellows, violets and intense Prussian blues. The verticality of the Madonnina, which stands out and dominates the scene, amazes me in this work. I really hope this is the last moment of lockdown, so that […]
1 February 2021
2020 Duomo 100x180cm olio su tela

Monday 1st February 2021 – Milan’s Cathedral

The act of painting the Milan Cathedral, especially in the large format like in this 100x180cm canvas, is always a very intense experience, because the rhythm is sometimes really hectic. The strength of the purple color in the lower part makes it all very dramatic. I was surprised by the suspended position of the wires on the left side of the sky: sometimes I too feel myself like I am suspended around the corner, just to see something that strikes […]
11 January 2021
2020 Duomo 80x80cm olio su tela

Monday 11th January 2021 – Milan Cathedral

Each painting has its own history and its own time of execution. In this painting about the Milan Cathedral, it took me a long time to come to a conclusion. In the lower part of the painting, there is the best part of me, because there are masses of color that collide with each other, created with very direct movements of the palette knife and with the color rendered liquid. Each part of the work is in a certain sense […]
28 December 2020
Opere 2020 Francesco Zavatta

Monday 28th December 2020 – Paintings of the year

We are about to say goodbye to this year 2020, a year so intense and dramatic, which has literally changed our lives. I was happy to have lived it, to have been there, to have fought with spatula and brushes, to have given myself in the many moments of sharing, such as the social live during the first lock down, the Backup exhibition and the many encounters born in the most surprising forms. I give you this image which is […]