Monday, October 15, 2012

Graffiti Florence Italy

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

One of the perks of living in Florence, Italy, is being surrounded by art. I was told the following type of art, the white on black frescos shown here, is what was originally referred to as graffiti. I cannot seem to get enough of this Italian street art and find it especially charming in its decay. Does that make me a downer of a personality?

I think it is also a good lesson in the use of color. In the same way that sculptors emphasize the part of the anatomy that carries the idea of the piece (such as the large hand on the throwing arm of Michelangelo’s “David”), using color for the most important concept pushes the eye back to the main point of interest. In this case, the colored part of the graffiti is the family shield for the dwellers of the home. Enjoy.

Also, the wife of my late friend and mentor Vasily Fedorouk has trusted me with a small number of his sculptures that she is finally allowing to come to the marketplace. I have posted images of the available works. If you are interested in purchasing any of these, please contact me. I can even arrange a payment plan, if you prefer.

Click on this text
to see Selected Works by
Master Sculptor
Vasily Fedorouk


P.S. For those of you familiar with Florence, Italy, this street art may be seen on Via Maggio, on the Ultrarno side of the river, not far from the Ponte Santa Trìnita.