Painting oil on canvas- Ancient Prisoners


This oil on canvas painting is from the Women series created by Roberto Piaia

  • Artist: Roberto Piaia
  • Title: Ancient Prisoners
  • Technique: Oil on canvas
  • Material: cotton canvas
  • Signed: Yes, lower left
  • Year: 2011-12
  • H: 120 cm. – 47,24′
  • W: 80 cm. – 31,49′
  • Frame: Yes
  • Certificate of Authenticity: Yes

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Executive Poetics of the Painting Ancient Prisoners

Painting Ancient Prisoners. Roberto Piaia makes few works because each of them needs a patient processing. The idea is clear but the final representation of it needs long phases, layers slowly put one over the other, and absolute meditation.

The shapes emerge with a perfect definition, the contours are neat and clear and show separate and scarcely communicating realities. Painting Ancient Prisoners

There is a solemn dignity when showing things, a deep respect for the reality he depicts and the awareness of having generated known shapes but with new souls. The world described by Roberto Piaia is the one surrounding us; it is the things that accompany our everyday actions. The artist takes inspiration from everyday life and has a special relation to every shape he meets: animated shapes seen in a face, in a look, in a hug, in a woman’s body. Painting Ancient Prisoners

Closed profiles detected in recognisable and useful objects. Everything is fascinated by colours and light; nothing can avoid the artist’s determination to depict the magic of the moment, the uniqueness of a scene, the expression of a face because nothing is there for ever, if it is not preserved by the charm of memory or the power of an image that provides a body to time and space. Painting Ancient Prisoners.
Carmen De Guarda

Cataloged work:

  • The Feminine Essence (Essenza al Femminile) | by Carmen De Guarda and Angelo Mistrangelo | Editor Giorgio Mondadori.
  • Stories of Light (Storie di Luce) | by Fabrizio Fantino and Carmen De Guarda | Editor il sole 24 ore

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Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 100 × 135 cm


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