LOCATION: Società delle Belle Arti – Circolo degli Artisti
“Casa di Dante” – Via S. Margherita, 1 - Firenze
OPENING: Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm
EVENT DURATION: November 27 – December 9, 2010
ORGANIZATION: Società delle Belle Arti – Circolo degli Artisti
“Casa di Dante”
Tel/Fax 055 218402
OPENING HOURS: 10:00-12:00 am/4:00-7:00 pm - Tuesday thru Sunday.
Closed on Mondays. FREE ENTRANCE.
NEWS AGENCY: Studio Ciccone – www.antoniociccone.com
For more information: cell. 3392957636 – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Antonio Ciccone’s latest portrait series entitled Spring Song will be exhibited at the Società delle Belle Arti – Circolo degli Artisti – “Casa di Dante”:November 27th thru December 9th 2010.
Antonio Ciccone, one of the foremost portrait artists active today, is the author of a number of stunning graphic series dedicated to the theme of the portrait: Variazioni per Gaia, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Porter, The Moira Series, Omaggio a Padre Pio, Omaggio a Pietro Annigoni, Amintore Fanfani, The Lydia Series, The Avery Series and his most recent Spring Song.
Spring Song was initiated in 2009 while Ciccone was still at work on his Assisi frescoes (dedicated to episodes of the life of Saint Francis).
In his portrait al femminile, the artist celebrates the sublime. This Chanson du Printemps evokes pure poetry uniting the qualities of strength, wisdom, curiosity, intelligence and dedication with the infinite sweetness of the female figure.
During the creation of a “series” the artist has ample opportunity to present a comprehensive picture of his subject through contemplation and subsequent exploration of the more complex facets of the figure.
Spring Song illustrates the perennial technical challenge Ciccone faces in his endeavour to fuse his subject with light – he does so by way of a masterly interplay between his charcoal pencil and the fine cotton drawing paper, exalting once again his extraordinary talent and his all-consuming love for art.
Christiana V. Ciccone