a rich, well-recognized career spanning over four
decades, the artist has perfected a technique in
which subject matter and material are intimately
connected. Just like the fourteenth century masters
before him, Pelleschi creates his own pigment by
grinding natural minerals. The powder is then
blended with linseed oil for viscosity and texture.
Each composition is gradually formed with fine
layers of color that are applied by brush and by
hand over a base of gesso. Because the oil paint
must be completely dry before adding a new layer,
this painstaking process takes months to complete.
The final step is a unique speckling technique that
results in a hazy quality suggesting the memory of a
place in time. Just as in a kaleidoscope, a myriad
of points of color look different from every angle
and distance, and under each new light.
Both his exploration of colors and their vibrations
and his research into the density and the weight of
the material allow his work to be not just visual
but also tactile. Because of this fusion of modern
and ancient techniques, museum curators and the art
historian, Dr. Jean Audigier, praise his exceptional
ability to attain a very distinctive style among
has earned more than 150 prizes, including the Primo
Nazionale “San Giorgio” Award twice, an honor no
other artist has ever achieved in Italy.
Francesco's art works are being exhibited at the
art gallery in Sausalito California USA.
is a tutorial on how to use the Art Gallery
Exhibition program associated with each art
on the first thumbnail to see a full view of the art
work - In full view mode you will see additional
icons & here are the functions
view next art work -
initiate the slide show in full view
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