small paintings

One of the traits of his pictorial technique is works he defines " notes of light ", an all-personal , rare gift of his. I refer to his outstandingly executed small-sized paintings ; mini paintings ( evocative of the " postcard format " of Carlo Dalla Zorza's famous notes , travel notes too ).

Neither outlines nor sketches or " flashes " later transformed into large paintings , his 10x15 cm. landscapes challenge the painter not to overindulge his touch . He thus transforms into a modern miniaturist : unlike his custom to paint canvases that may be as big as two metres , he captures intense , clear , vibrant visions in one tenth of a metre . 

Ultimately small and beautiful are truly synonyms : pocket-size poetry.

Ivo Prandin