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A new beginning

By paolafalconi   /     Nov 08, 2018  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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On a September morning I had breakfast with my friend Laura Sechi in my favorite Café in town: the historical “Svizzero”. After having sipped a tasty coffee, we went to the nearby via Sassari where Laura and her business partner Rita are now setting up their restaurant.

Laura and Rita, both with very successful careers, have decided to change their job, embracing a new adventure. Great, isn’t it?! Particularly now that their kids have grown up. Rita always wanted to start her own business; Laura, a great cook and food blogger thanks to her well known “Cooking Laura” blog, had a great dream. She wanted to open her restaurant to do what she likes most: cooking.

A new beginning

A new beginning – Detail

A few weeks later, Rita and Laura asked me to make a piece of art for their restaurant. Filled with happiness, I started thinking, designing and sketching an artwork that could fit the place, the spirit of the restaurant and its owners.

In a rainy afternoon, I invited them in my studio along with the designer that worked at the refurbishment of the place and I showed them the sketches of my proposal. The following day I was commissioned to create the artwork :).

A new beginning

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Feeling of freedom

By paolafalconi   /     Dec 04, 2014  /     Inspiring artists, My art

Some weeks ago my husband Mario was in New York City. He has been invited to see the recently opened Henri Matisse exhibit “The Cut Outs” at the MoMA. He came back home enthusiastic about the exhibit and he brought me the catalogue that I started to read and watch in my studio during my working sessions.

Henri Matisse - Parakeet and Mermaid

Henri Matisse – Parakeet and Mermaid

What I liked most was the feeling of freedom and creativity that Matisse transmitted with such artworks that mostly represent human figures and natural figures “cut out” from hand colored paper by himself and “pinned” in the walls of his rooms to revive the natural environments that he was not able to enjoy anymore due to his physical constraints.

He was able with his art to overcome the limits of the physical infirmity!

If you are in NYC or are about to go there don’t miss this extraordinary exhibit to load yourself of beauty and liberty, an explosive combination.

While I was reading the Henri Matisse catalogue, this week I’ve finished my third portrait. In this period I’m very attracted by figurative art and I think I’ll keep on doing figurative art for a while.

Portrait - Graphite and Color Pencils on Paper

Portrait – Graphite and Color Pencils on Paper

Good night my friends….

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