strino

Café del Matino. Gianni Strino (Italian, 1953-). Oil on canvas.

Strino is considered to be a major representative of the modern Neapolitan aesthetic movement. His most notable qualities as a figure painter lie in his ability to penetrate beyond surfaces, and paint in depths.

La Lettera. Gianni Strino (Italian, 1953-).

Strino is considered to be a major representative of the modern Neapolitan aesthetic movement. His most notable qualities as a figure painter lie in his ability to paint in depths. This characteristic of his work provides full-bodied and softly curved women in their most intimate states. When the subject is clothed, as in La Lettera, Strino shows equal skills in the painting of dress and fabric.

I’m as old as tree in winter

smothered volcano, Sleepy Bird.

Old as I am, eyelids low,

accustomed only to the sound of music,

the shape of the letters.

It hurts me to light the lamps, the frantic cry

the interim days of the world:

But there is one eternal, eternal sunshine and mild

and a voice that can not get enough, far away to hear.

Forgive me this face, who has resigned:

is no longer mine, but the time

with its many episodes.

Excuse me well I not be:

but a ghost of everything.

Receive me many thousand years is right,

with their shadows, but their endless shadows.

Excuse me live again:

the debris, even of greater glory,

are actually only wreckage debris.

Cecilia Meireles

art “Strino gianni”