Artwork by Alfredo
Hello I am an artist, I live in Naples and I am really interested in the old technique of the masters! that I already use for my paintings but if I win I will be really happy to know your techniques too !!
I would like to explore various topics: for example what colors the masters of the past used, what kind of preparation they did on their canvases and so on. I am an artist for the most part self-taught, I have always tried to know all the secrets of painting but I have also attended courses with some English and other Russian masters and also an Italian, but each of them has his own technique suitable for the type of painting they do.
Instead, what I try to understand is which techniques were used in the past, I know that every ancient master had his own, but all of them started from a single common denominator, at the base I mean there was that fundamental technique common to all.
Nevertheless, over time I hope to develop my own technique, the only one of mine that is good for my way of painting.
In addition, I am also very interested in the subjects to be painted, I mean an artist must not only be interested in the technique but also in the content of his art. I know very well that many people paint only and exclusively decorative and this is fine because beauty in art is important. But this beauty must also have a deeper content, this is the true work of artist in my opinion.
What else can I say about myself besides the fact that I live in Naples surrounded by the most beautiful art of all time, this beauty inspires me, especially the Baroque, Caravaggio but also Giuseppe Ribera or even Guido Reni !! they are all great names in painting that I have had the opportunity to admire here and to explore the surface of their paintings up close. There really is a way inside those paintings, on that pictorial surface the wisdom of years and years of knowledge.
I really hope I can win!