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"Paradise House in Bath" is an oil pastel on paper inspired by a photograph I took in Bath UK, in 2019, one of our last trips around London before moving back to Italy. I lived in London for almost 3 years and I soon fell in love with the city and its surroundings and the Country's history and culture. When my boyfriend and me decided to come back to Italy we made a list of places we wanted to see before leaving the UK and Bath was one of the cities we wanted to visit. I had been there already when I was younger so I was happy to go again and make new memories. Bath didn't disappointed us, the city is beautiful, I will always remember the warm color of its stone, its elegant architecture, the spa, the Roman baths, the wonderful tea rooms and bookshops, and our stunning bed & breakfast, Bath Paradise House. Now that I live in Italy, on the Amalfi Coast, I am looking at all the pictures I took in UK and that I hope to make into artworks, to celebrate a great, happy and creative time for me. London gave me a lot in terms of inspiration and opportunity to develop my artistic skills. Bath's been on our to do list for a long time and we finally made it there, on one of our last trips before leaving London and moving back to Italy. So you could appreciate how dear to me is this artwork. That holiday in Bath was amazing, the town is so elegant and beautiful, there is so much history all around you and just strolling by is a pleasure. We were so lucky to find this beautiful bed & breakfast, where everything was very elegant and the staff was super welcoming and the food amazing! Not to mention the stunning gardens! Painting this artwork's been so much fun as it gave me the chance to focus on their nicely curated interiors, how the light plays with the different surfaces, the color and shapes of the leaflets, and the newspapers (can you spot The Queen on one of the first pages?). Sennelier oil pastels are my favourite medium at the moment and using them to paint and draw is just amazing for me, every time I am working on a new piece of art I feel like I am traveling in time, back to the place and the moment when I first saw the scene, and it's like living it again. I hope this artwork will transport you too to Bath, enjoying tea by the fire in a tranquil afternoon. This artwork is made with Sennelier oil pastels, a great brand with a rich history: these pastels were in fact invented for Pablo Picasso, and although he is not among my favourite artists, it is nice to think about walking in the steps of such famous artists, when using them. I like to think as my art more related to artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat and David Hockney for the use of colour and focus on everyday life objects, and Edward Hopper, for the way I look at people in an urban context. This, like all the artworks from this series, has been treated with two to three layers of fixing spray; nonetheless I advise to promptly frame it with a glass too, to protect it from the dust. The artwork will be shipped rolled in a tube, I recommend to take it as soon as possible to a framer, to professionally flatten it back and to provide a frame with a glass, as the oil pastel needs to be protected from the dust. The artwork is signed on the front with my initials, and signed on the back with my full signature. Agerola, 14th October 2021
Drawing:Pastel on Paper
Size:16.5 W x 23.4 H x 0 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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"Mary Cinque is an Italian painter, graphic designer and blogger working and living in the Amalfi Coast. Her works – joyful, bright, colourful painting and drawings – are inspired by this place, as well as her heritage, background and travels. Mary spent her childhood between Italy and Ethiopia. Before moving back to the Amalfi Coast in 2019, she has lived in Naples and Milan, where she attended academies of fine art; and Philadelphia, New York and London where she improved her artistic skills and style. Alongside making art, she works as an illustrator and graphic designer, collaborating with selected brands, working on artistic commissions such as illustrations, labels and showroom design. Cinque’s art develops themes connected with what makes us essentially humans: our habitat – the buildings, the streets, the cities – our bodies, what we eat and how we socialise. Art, in Mary’s paintings, becomes a powerful instrument of philosophical investigation which reveals who we really are by questioning our habits, observing those characteristic traits we share as a species, often without realising it. The artist looks at human beings from a different perspective, making interesting and significant what can seem normal or banal to us in our everyday life: the buildings that populate our cities, the streets we walk, people sitting across our table at a café, strangers on the bus. In this nutshell interview by Giulia Corti, Mary Cinque explores some of the most relevant aspects of her art and reflects on how it offers an intriguing and informative perspective about the way we live as human animals. Mary, your art is colourful and vivid, it mixes human and urban subjects by making use of various techniques (oil painting; pastel drawing, markers, “digital” drawing, print-making etc.) and materials (canvasses, magazine pages, an I-pad screen). How do you choose the means with which to develop an artwork and how do the different materials and techniques influence what you want to convey, if they do? Different subjects call for different techniques. Buildings and urbanscape are always acrylic on canvas, while I prefer to depict people using a quicker, immediate approach, like the one that I can get with markers and oil pastels or digital painting. By looking at the main themes of your art, it is possible to notice what seems to be a tension. On one hand, you portrayed the stillness and artificiality of urban landscapes and buildings (e.g.
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