views of venice

Venice: the city of thousand reflections .

Venice: the city of ancient scents and intriguing stories.

I believe painting Venice is one of the most difficult things to do.

Very complex from a social point of view, a seaside city with many implications , Venice is by definition a difficult city. With more than a thousand years of history, it influenced - and still does - an entire culture and its well-defined identity.

Artitss of every era and style have been painting it on their canvases, have been writing about it in their literary passages.

Speaking of Venetian Artists only, we can't avoid to remember Marco Boschini up to Diego Valeri, maybe the last great Venetian poet. To quote instead a non-Venetian one, let me refer to John Ruskin whose book "The stones of Venice" published in 1851 is a rare literary and illustrative example of the city.  Of course, I can't leave behind Artists such as Turner, Sargent and Caffi: they all have been able to catch the deep cosiness of our Venetian gem.

Interpreting the city where I was born, for which I still feel the attention and fondness as if is my lover, is something that makes me proud of, being the witness of its future.

Every and each corner of my city gives me a feeling I love to feel: the magic and the melancholy at the same time. The same melancholy that wraps me up in its heartfelt silences.

The Venetian silence nurtures my soul with something unique and thoroughly rich. Something that I really need to, to be a painter.

I am always looking for that gentle shade and glare in its canals which slowly flow in the twist and turns of the city as blood in the veins.

In Venice everything is followed by the water. Every reflection changes its life character: simultaneously joyful and gloomy though always beautiful.

To paint and instill the poetical mood Venice transmits, it is necessary to keep it in your heart, living it day by day in its bright faces made of precious sparks and inviting colors.

Let me now lead you in silence to look at my paintings hoping you will feel my efforts and my personal delight while representing what I do consider a dream rose from the water of my beloved Lagoon, mother of the enchanted place known as Venice.

the marina at saint george's early in the morning oil on canvas of cm.140x120

the silence of burano oil on canvas of cm. 140x120

towards evening in torcello oil on canvas of cm. 150x130

sunset to the angel raffaele oil on canvas of cm. 150x130

the red house in burano oil on canvas of cm. 100x90

bridge in burano oil on canvas of cm. 110x130

sun reflections in burano oil on canvas of cm. 150x130

sun in burano oil on canvas of cm. 110x130

evening silence at san barnaba oil on canvas of cm. 130x150

murano solar oil on canvas of cm. 90x70

Sunny foundation of burano oil on canvas of cm. 90x70

Burano colors oil on canvas of cm. 90x70

Burano pink house oil on canvas of cm. 100x80

Burano in the summer oil on canvas of cm. 90x70

Sun ray in the rio delle Terese oil on canvas of cm. 140x120

Rio San barnaba oil on canvas of cm.130x160

Snowy day in venice oil on canvas of cm. 140x180

Twilight at San Barnaba Oil on canvas of cm.140x180

Ray of light in a Venetian canal oil on canvas of cm. 90x120

San Trovaso whit the snow oil on canvas of cm. 100x90

Summer afternoon in burano oil on canvas of cm. 80x100

winter quiet in the basin oil on canvas of cm. 100x70

sunny day in the basin oil on canvas of cm. 40x30

silent burano oil on canvas of cm. 150x130

angelo raffaele oil on canvas of cm. 20x15

reflected in a venice canal oil on canvas of cm. 28x38

sunset oil on canvas of cm. 120x80