Fabrizio Breschi

Italian painter/sculptor Fabrizio Breschi was recently honored by his hometown city of Livorno, Italy with a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Museo Civico G. Fattori : “BRESCHI -1976 – 2016” A 40-year retrospective for an artist 40-years ahead of his time.

Livorno, an industrial port near Florence, influenced Breschi’s art from childhood. He expressed reality through architectural-geometric shapes transformed into industrial landscapes, surreal seascapes and robots. “I amused myself depicting the human race in the guise of robots, adding a surreal note to observed daily activities. I sought to glimpse the ultimate destiny of a technological society.”

At the age of four Breschi was winning awards and encouraged to pursue a career in art. He was accepted at Liceo Artistico in Florence and later Florence’s Academy of Fine Arts where he was a professor at the age of 23. He was sought after to teach at other Academies and at 36, Dr. Breschi was the youngest professor-lecturer in the history of the prestigious Brera Academy, Milano, to hold the painting chair – truly a great honor. He retired from teaching in 2007 to immerse himself in painting and sculpture.  Breschi is known for his luminous and impeccable brushwork, creating a 3-dimensional sculpted effect that is a technique of his own.

Breschi’s sculpture “Cycladico Today” graces the facade of the Cycladic Museum in Athens, Greece where his painting of the same title hangs between a Rothko and a Picasso.

His latest sculpture “Grande V” is over 18 feet tall and will be dedicated in May 2017 at “Piazza Vittoria” in Livorno.

References

Keeland, Burdette – socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu, http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w6hq4g58 (accessed February 01, 2017).

Peggie Blizard

To discover the sources of Peggie Blizard’s floral paintings, one must journey through time to her ancestral home near the Rhine; to a sun-splashed garden nestled behind a gabled brick dwelling. Come forward to the 1700’s and include the rich textures and exquisite detail of the Spanish still life masters; then throw in the formal clarity of early Corot. Finally, add the contemporary penchant for exuberant color, and you have paintings of exceptional beauty. But Peggie Blizard’s paintings go beyond the beautiful; they are strong statements in terms of space and form. The attention paid to the formal aspects and detail in each painting impart a timelessness to the work which relates it to the great tradition of the floral paintings of the past.

 

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