Friday, February 13, 2009

VENETO - LIFESTYLE AND ART - watercolor artist: Francesca Brandolini d’Adda.

Veneto - watercolor artist: Francesca Brandolini d’Adda. Photographed in her studio, Venetian born, Francesca Brandolini d’Adda lives and works in the small town of Follina in the Prosecco hills near Venice. Follina is better known for it’s thirteenth century, Cistercian abbey: Santa Maria di Follina.
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Art. Just a few of the many postcards Francesca has painted of country houses, churches, historical buildings and landscapes for private and public commissions which are used as post card, Christmas cards or invitations. She is self taught and arrived at water-coloring through her admiration of the Neapolitan and English masters of the medium. Her personal style is unique and much admired by art critics. She boasts numerous one-man shows, as well as, collective exhibitions. Her works can be found in private and public collections in Italy and abroad.

Lifestyle. A view from the studio, which looks onto the thirteenth century, Cistercian abbey: Santa Maria di Follina.

Art. A group of trees inspired by the view from the studio above. On the book cover a watercolor, painted by Francesca of a Palladian Villa, published for the five-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Andrea Palladio, the renowned 16th-century architect. The focal point of a vision is crucial in her watercolors, a reference point that gives back a sense of nature and civilization. It is in these terms and in this connection that all the images of the artist are expressed.

Lifestyle. A collection of winter hats “sit” in the umbrella stand by the front door. The stylish painter always dresses with creative flare.

Art and lifestyle.
Inspired by the hats above, this unusual watercolor is in fact a cut out of an antique chair on which a felt hat rests. The decoupage is pasted onto a beige sheet of paper and framed by a simple black wooden frame.

On the kitchen sink stands an oil painting bought at auction. The Moka coffee-pot and the pottery jar are also depicted in the watercolor below.

Art. A country kitchen is the subject of one of her house interior inspired watercolors. She favors distinct compositions and a study for detail. The color, which she obtains through chromatic harmony, enforces the shapes without ever outshining them.

Lifestyle. A corner of Francesca cozy backyard where ivy, hydrangeas and American vine grow in abundance.

Art. One of the few oil paintings painted by Francesca of her small garden. Landscape, nature and architecture are translated in harmonious paintings where the subject acquires a more profound significance.

Art and lifestyle. The inside of the portal to her studio are painted with an imaginary trompe l'oiel landscape of the surrounding hills. In the foreground, her faithful Norwich terrier, Greg sits and enjoys the view.

Lifestyle. Francesca Brandolini d’Adda’s best friend and “boss” is her Norwich terrier, Greg. One of Francesca’s most popular commissions are portraits of peoples' pets.
Contact: Francesca Brandolini d’Adda + 39 339 7043519 or email me: Pin It