Artist: Giovanni Crisostomo (Italy)
Title: Innocenzo X
Medium: Oil painting on canvas
Dimensions: 100H x 130B
Velasquez and pope. Controversial pope, as were often the popes who ruled the church between 1500 and 1600. The artist, taking a picture of Velasquez, decided to give it a modern reinterpretation. Here the face is simply sketched. Even the colors are not those that classically dress a Pope. The blues are predominant in clothing, while the furnishings are pervaded by graffiti with elements that pop up everywhere. It is a reading that refers to the abstract typical of the futurist period of Severini, from the early 1900s. In his long professional experience, the artist has had the opportunity to attend great masters both in Italy and abroad, which have allowed him to perfect his art. His works have an unmistakable personality and style. His style takes inspiration from the currents of the great French painters of the second half of the 19th century and from the Futurism of the early 20th century. Two great schools to which contemporary art often turns. In the case of Giovanni Crisostomo, there is a fusion and an original evolution of these two artistic movements, which allows him to create with an unmistakable and original style and at the same time to enter into very different themes. His paintings recall the artistic windows of churches, where elements of various colors and shapes meet to create complex figures, a kind of large puzzle.