It is my honor to highlight Master Lorenzo Chinnici. In 1942, Lorenzo Chinnici was born in Meri, Northeastern Sicily. Many his paintings reflect Sicily’s beautiful landscape, people, and culture. I would love to share with you a small sample of his vast array of exquisite seascape paintings.
Through his paintings, he has indeed captured beauty, light, warmth, and vivid colors surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. If you do an internet search of Lorenzo Chinnici's name, hundreds of articles and reviews will come up from the most prestigious publications on contemporary art.
Throughout this article, you will notice that I have extracted a few wonderful quotes that can be found in their entirety on Lorenzo Chinnici's "Critics/Press" page of his official website: https://www.lorenzochinnici.com/en/
The first painting I would like to share with you is titled, La Serenata. Each time I view this beautiful scene, dreams and hopes come to life, and reflect an enchanting glimpse of a magical moment. The painting reflects romanticism of life and the sea, innocence, and tranquility. (Tempera on Canvas, 50x50cm)
“Chinnici deeply loves nature in all its best delicate expressions, in its most beautiful sceneries, in its quiet and eloquent loneliness.” – G.C. Capritti
Perhaps there is also this message in the naturalistic paintings of Chinnici, a kind of color poetry that sings the simplicity of country life and of sea life, to contemplate an ideal of bliss and serenity of the soul, content with what nature provides and that human civilization has not yet spoiled and contaminated. - Salvino Greco
Seascape, Oil on Canvas, 110x140cm
Sicilian Paradise, Varnish-Acrylic on Wall, 200x1500cm
In Chinnici, however, there is no shortage of the pleasure of comforting serenity, when a balanced relationship can be restored between man and nature. – Vittorio Sgarbi
Mimma & Francesco, Oil on Canvas, 80x60cm
When discussing the below painting, Five Fisherman, with Deborah Blakeley, Lorenzo Chinnici shared the below:
The artwork is one of the paintings that describe my work best. My fascination of the human labour comes from my childhood memories. Since then, I paint the psyche of the figure. I want to show the hard light, the strength of the physical labour, and the energy of those fishermen. It’s very hard and necessary work to sustain a family. I want to underline the hope for a better day, the nature, the freedom to express all our inhibitions and ourselves. This painting encompasses all the elements that characterize me: the light and the darkness, the happiness and melancholy, the strength and the fear, the hope, and the resignation.
We find in the landscape’s rare clarity and freshness, that rarefies every pain in the atmosphere of a still warm sun. Still lifes full of colours and flavours, but not lost in a timeless dream, framed in the everyday reality of life. - Emanuela Catalano
The physicality and the descriptive accuracy are, at times, a successive penetration to probe humanity, the dress, in tune with the chromatic tones that like light and space of reality, give back happiness, anxiety, sadness and the hope of awareness of the world. – A. Caruso
Lopadusa (Lampedusa), Tempera on Canvas,100x100cm
I would love to conclude our Spotlight with Sicilian Sunset. Lorenzo’s use of rich colors combined with exquisite detail reflect what I love most about the Sea – it's endless beauty and tranquility.
The paintings found within this article reflect a tiny glimpse of Lorenzo Chinnici's beautiful and diverse masterpieces. To learn more about his remarkable life and vast portfolio, please visit: https://www.lorenzochinnici.com/en/ .
You can also follow Lorenzo Chinnici and his son, Francesco Chinnici, on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook to keep informed about upcoming exhibitions that are held in the most beautiful settings across the globe. Please see the below links.
I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to Lorenzo Chinnici and Francesco Chinnici for approval to write this article, and thank you Master Chinnici for sharing your heart, through your beautiful paintings, with all of us.
Critics: https://lorenzochinnici.com/bibliography/ (More than 100 national and international critics have written about Chinnici)
Press & Media: https://lorenzochinnici.com/bibliography/d/brochures (More than 1300 national and international Newspaper articles.)
Art Exhibitions: https://lorenzochinnici.com/exhibitions/
(Lorenzo Chinnici's Exhibitions all over the world, top luxury events in the world, record audience. SINCE 1960 - THE BEST OF ART - FASHION & ENTERTAINMENT - INTERNATIONAL LUXURY EVENT.)
The Museum of Chinnici: https://lorenzochinnici.com/museum/
CHINNICI’S CHANNEL YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5MaFvBEK3W4ci19Eq_zOvA/videos
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LorenzoChinnici/
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