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This painting is a reproduction of the work The Lovers (II), 1928 by R. Magritte. You can find more about the original painting here.

Apart from any drawing incapacities /differences the two works (original and copy) share a major difference: the colors in my work are more vivid and the transitions are sharper. The first was made deliberately even though the final result on your computer screens is affected by the digitization of the work (photograph and digital corrections).

As for the sharper color transitions the main reason is the use of acrylics instead of oil colors. Perhaps it needed another layer of corrections but I chose to stop here. The result was already satisfying (for a copy made as a study) and my concern and time were already devoted to other works.

Published in Reproductions

A reproduction of the painting by T. Lautrec. You can find more about the original painting here. A deliberate change here is the use of metallic colors (blues and reds) which resulted in stronger reflections. This is the reason why i added more photos of the painting from different angles.

Published in Reproductions

This is a study using mostly different hues of red (and a few blues and greens). I placed the painting in the abstract section although there are some figurative elements in it. In fact the sub title of the image could be "Dragon fight during an eclipse" (an idea given to me before some time).

Unfortunately I found it very difficult to take a proper photograph of the work -so the images on the gallery perhaps are not fully representative of the painting.

Published in Abstract

This painting is an abstract study playing with different shades of blue, grey, and green in transparent layers and a finishing touch with solid gold. Among its influences (conscious or not) perhaps one could find mosaics, vitro (stained) glasses, cubism and some works by Klee.

Published in Abstract

Let's Get Lost is a painting -portrait of Chet Baker based on the poster of the same name (you can see it in the gallery below). Actually my intention wasn't to make a fully detailed portrait but work fast and use transparent layers of white and black along with pastels to make a somewhat more abstract and blurred image. 

Published in Figurative

A study playing with forms and four colors. This painting has a similar approach with the one called Study in Pink.

Some dark outlines at the upper segment of the painting were not photographed correctly.

I have included a picture in the gallery that shows the procedure i followed making this work.

Published in Abstract

This is a copy of the famous painting Nighthawks, by Edward Hopper. The final result came a bit brighter than the original painting.

The painting was given as a present to a friendly couple.

Published in Reproductions

This painting was made as a tribute to the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. It shares a lot with the other black and white paintings of 2016 (for example the tower). Here I used some 2d forms inspired by Piranesi's sketches and tried to create a composition. I created debth by decreasing size and opacity.

Unfortunately the photos (and the highlights on the black surfaces) do not do justice to the original work.

Published in Abstract

An abstract composition (based on musical divisions 4-6-9) with limited palette and contrasting colors (orange-blue). Its title came to me afterwards perhaps because the final result reminds me of japan paintings.

Published in Abstract

This painting despite its abstract look, has little to do with spontaneity and in fact it was based on a prearranged compositional scheme (that uses the 4-6-9 musical divisions). I wanted to use contrasting colors (hence the mauve/purple -yellow choices) and a limited palette. The final result came a bit darker than the one I wanted.

Published in Abstract
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