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Sonata


Sonata

Oil on canvas

100 x 100 cm

2020


"Sonata" is a gem of a painting, made while listening to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata on a loop. It was a deeply moving experience making this artwork... totally hypnotic, spontaneous, harmonious, and free of struggle. The palette reminded me of the turning of dusk, warm and soft and enveloping. That moment of the day when the blue of the sky just barely holds on before the transition into night.

This is a classic oil painting made with only brushes and oils and varnish. A classic method for beautiful classical music.

It is a painting steeped in intensity, but also calmness and stillness. Much like the piece of music it is named after.

It was one of the centerpieces of my solo exhibition "Luce" [Light] in Italy in 2020.

"Sonata" is part of a private collection in Brescia, Italy.