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Pensiero adolescente

The female figure is a favourite subject for Paola Falconi, who very often finds inspiration from her daughters. However this is not a portrait. The subject of the work is not the young girl we can see in it nor her beauty. This is a painting about the adolescence, about the teenagers’ thoughts and their […]

Pensiero adolescente. 2016 Oil on canvas. 70 cm x 70 cm
  2016, Oil, Paintings, Portrait  /   70cmx70cm    

The female figure is a favourite subject for Paola Falconi, who very often finds inspiration from her daughters. However this is not a portrait. The subject of the work is not the young girl we can see in it nor her beauty. This is a painting about the adolescence, about the teenagers’ thoughts and their relationship with the fast and confusing world outside. The girl in the painting is focused on her thoughts, paying no attention to anything else, like only a teenager can do.

As usual, Paola Falconi pays particular attention to the composition and places the human figure very carefully in order to obtain a proper balance with the environment. Whilst the high contrast between the saturated colours for the hair and the lighter ones for the face provides the figure with a natural sense of deepness.

La figura femminile è un tema prediletto da Paola Falconi, che molto spesso trova ispirazione nelle sue figlie. Tuttavia non siamo di fronte a un ritratto. Il soggetto del dipinto non è la giovane donna che vi compare, né la sua bellezza. Questa è un’opera sull’adolescenza, sui pensieri di un’adolescente e sulla relazione che intercorrere tra questi e un mondo esterno sempre più frenetico e contraddittorio. La ragazza nel dipinto ha un’espressione assorta, quasi assente, concentrata sui propri pensieri come solo un’adolescente sa fare.

Come d’abitudine, Paola Falconi pone particolare attenzione alla composizione e colloca molto attentamente la figura umana allo scopo di ottenere un equilibrio perfetto con l’ambiente. Mentre il forte contrasto tra il colore piuttosto saturo dei capelli e i colori più chiari e luminosi del viso conferiscono alla figura una naturale profondità.

Curator: Katyuscia Carta

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I studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and Carrara. I live in a country house in Sardinia with my husband, four kids and my Westie. My work is constantly inspired by nature, in all its forms.

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