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Birth of Galatea Print

Giovanni Scifo

Italy

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Pigmalione era uno scultore che non aveva mai trovato una donna degna del suo amore. Afrodite ebbe pietà di lui e decise si mostrargli le meraviglie dell'amore. Un giorno, Pigmalione venne ispirato da un sogno di Afrodite a scolpire dall'avorio una donna che assomigliasse all'immagine della dea e la chiamò Galatea. Egli si innamorò della statua e decise che non poteva vivere senza di essa. Pregò Afrodite, che eseguì la parte finale del suo piano e diede vita alla squisita scultura. Pigmalione amò Galatea e i due si sposarono. Pygmalion was a sculptor who had never found a woman worthy of his love. Aphrodite took pity on him and decided to show him the wonders of love. One day, Pygmalion was inspired by a dream of Aphrodite to make a woman out of ivory resembling her image, and he called her Galatea. He fell in love with the statue and decided he could not live without her. He prayed to Aphrodite, who carried out the final phase of her plan and brought the exquisite sculpture to life. Pygmalion loved Galatea and they were soon married.

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Print:Giclee on Canvas

Size:12 W x 16 H x 1.25 D in

Size with Frame:13.75 W x 17.75 H x 1.25 D in

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Giovanni Scifo is a realist figurative painter and illustrator, born in Agrigento in 1978. He began his studies at the Faculty of Architecture in Palermo and in 1999 he won a scholarship and moved to New York where he graduated in Visual Arts at the “NYFA”. From 2001 to 2007 he lives in Rome where he works at “Panorama Films” as a storyboard artist and concept artist in various mainstream film productions. In 2007 he was appointed delegate in charge of "Cisl Arte" for the province of Agrigento. In 2014, together with other artists, he founded the “Artificio” studio in Agrigento. In 2015 he followed classical painting studies in Amsterdam and the prestigious Dutch art magazine "Palet" dedicated an article on his work. In 2016 he perfected his knowledge in the field of classical pictorial disciplines and in the drawing of the figure and portrait at the "Russian Academy of Art" in Florence, studying with some of the most important drawing teachers of the Imperial "Repin" Academy in St. Petersburg. . He has created several pictorial works for prestigious clients and institutional bodies, some of these: "The Seven Works of Mercy", for the Caritas Diocesana of Agrigento (inaugurated on the occasion of the 2015 Jubilee), and the painting "The Night of Sigonella" for Provincial Command of the Carabinieri of Agrigento at the "Biagio Pistone" Barracks (delivered in 2017, for the 203th anniversary of the Carabinieri Foundation). His works are exhibited in private and public collections in various international galleries and museums including: “Galerie Oberkampf”, Paris (France); Civic Museum of Medgidia (Romania); Gallery of the "UMCK" Academy of Fine Arts in Lublin (Poland); “Galleria Vittoria”, Via Margutta (Rome); “Pax Cecilia Mythos”, New York (USA); “Roster Vilnius” (Lithuania). Over the years, he has earned several awards and prizes. He currently lives and works in Agrigento where he continues his activity and teaches drawing and painting at the “Studio Artificio”.

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