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RE: Between Agony and Ecstasy: Giacomo Grosso, Italian Painter
8/30/2013 4:00:18 AM
This painting is super for a debut. Very impressive.


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RE: Between Agony and Ecstasy: Giacomo Grosso, Italian Painter
8/30/2013 7:28:10 AM

These are wonderful.

That red is akin to the colour that many galleries use on walls.

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RE: Between Agony and Ecstasy: Giacomo Grosso, Italian Painter
8/31/2013 2:25:32 AM

This portrait of Arturo Toscanini, of amazing quality and widespread popularity, would become famous world-wide for its arresting appearance and the concentrated energy it radiates.

Giacomo Grosso - Portrait of Arturo Toscanini (oil on canvas, 1916)


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RE: Between Agony and Ecstasy: Giacomo Grosso, Italian Painter
8/31/2013 8:47:07 AM

A powerful portrait.

I thank God that artists have been able to capture not just the image but the emotions of sitters.

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RE: Between Agony and Ecstasy: Giacomo Grosso, Italian Painter
9/2/2013 2:13:26 AM
Roger, I have often thought how you convey those emotions to the paper or canvas. Since only rarely have I portrayed people I cannot know for sure, but I have portrayed myself at a mirror and it occurs to me that whatever worked there - at least partially - was that I was deeply and entirely identified with my own emotions, which only talks to logic. So other than being an experienced and accomplished artist, I guess the main ingredient to transmit those emotions to the medium you are using, and thence to the viewer, is your ability to identify yourself with your sitters, their circumstances and emotions or, in other words, to feel empathetic to them.

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A powerful portrait.

I thank God that artists have been able to capture not just the image but the emotions of sitters.

Roger

"Choose a job you love and you will not have to work a day in your life" (Confucius)

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