Marco Manzella, paintings

Born in Livorno in 1962, he has been living for many years in Brescia, where he has his warkshop.
After he worked in restoration and specialized himself in ancient painting techniques since 1993 he has been turning only to painting.
He started his exhibition in 1985. he works with italian and foreign galleries.
He travel for Uk and US to study British and American realistic art; some of his recent works were born from these stays.

Contacts

phone: ++39 335 62 69 518   

Mail: marco@marcomanzella.it

Review

"On the wake of the memory of the Sienese hills, I look at the different landscapes and environments of Manzella and I think that painting is a mental thing. Leonardo petitioned this thinking of indefinite space, of the universe concealed between one and the other aspects of the phenomenic world which the eye distinguishes and recognizes, and which the mind nominates to record it firmly in the archives of memory. Piero della Francesca sublimated it in the formal purity of the score, from which generations of artists have drawn the rule of composing contexts and terrestrial figures resembling celestial perfection, possible only like the vision of projectional imagination. Paolo Uccello and Mantegna translated into the artifice of the sweet and strange perspective, in which I seem to see a bequest in certain daring frames from above, below and in diagonal, and above all in some acrobatic and shortened postures of characters that were so dear to our young artist.  The medieval painters of gold backgrounds knew this even then, Byzantine iconography where painting was prayer, even before it was a liturgical deed or material for use in a holy service, preparing for the difficult task of reducing the unspeakable divine to a concept or a symbol, and to a visible human word."
Nicola Micieli, Walks in Italy