05 Jan 865
Acrylic, sand on canvas
Dimensions H W D
50 x 60 cm
on the reverse: signed, dated, inscribed
Request regarding Giuseppe Scaiola
In Giuseppe Scaiola’s paintings, the world seems as elementary as it is natural. He has seen what he paints before: Water and waves, earth and wind, leaves and flowers, distant trees. As a painter who knows “motifs” and understands seeing as something that continues directly in the painting process, the Italian from Savona and Milan is a conservative. “Nymphea”, water lilies can hardly be interpreted as anything other than a commitment to Monet, even when they have mutated into black discs on an almost white colour “pond”. Even Scaiola’s awareness of the limited picture surface and the need to shape fragments into something whole is part of the Impressionist legacy. Nobody will therefore consider these pictures to be outdated. The degree of simplification that the painter allows himself identifies him as a contemporary. White and black dominate in terms of colour, sparingly enlivened by yellow, red, blue and violet accents.