Portraits

With this new set of artworks, David Casini continues his very personal research on abstraction. The artist reconnects to art history, reinterpreting portraits of Renaissance personalities. However, in this case, abstractionism becomes stronger, while formal links are much more concealed. The Bia de’ Medici portrait by Bronzino, the young man with lamp by Lorenzo Lotto, the young man by Rosso Fiorentino are distilled through an investigation of new materials, contemporary textures and digital printing, combined with the manual brass tradition and crossed by the reality – fiction opposition recurring in the artist’s work. In the double portrait of the Dukes of Urbino by Piero della Francesca, the work gets even more organic and physical, adding to the diptych the three-dimensionality of the glass case, brass and Tuscan stone worked in collage.

 

150)16-RitrattoGiovaneUomo

Ritratto di un giovane uomo, 2016, brass, velvet paper, resin, acrylic color, plexiglass, printing on metallic paper, h52x40x8cm.

149)16-RitrattoGiovaneUomo

 

148)16-RitrattoConLucerna

Ritratto di un giovane con lucerna, 2016, brass, paper, plexiglass, organic element, printing on plexiglass, h58x40x12cm.

147)16-RitrattoConLucerna

 

146)16-BiaDeMedici

Bia de’ Medici, 2016, brass, velvet paper, mineral stone, plexiglass, printing on metallic paper, h59x40x9cm.

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144)16-DoppioRitrattoDuchi

Doppio ritratto dei duchi di Urbino, 2016, brass, mineral stone, silicone paper,  resin, acrylic color, plexiglass, dehydrated organic element, h40x67x25cm.

143)16-DoppioRitrattoDuchi

 

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141)16-DoppioRitrattoDuchi

 

140)16-DoppioRitrattoDuchi