PICCHI is a Tuscan artist. He was born in Crespina (Pisa) the first of
March 1911 and lives and works, very near, in Collesalvetti (Livorno, Italy)
as sculptor, painter, engraver. He finished his course of studies
at the Artistic High School and at the Belle Arti Academy in Rome,
thought painting in Sienna (Italy) and in Salonicco (Greece) during some
years, but eventually decided to come back in his native land to
devote himself entirely to the art, his real vocation.
The paintings of the initial period
are characterized by an impressionistic style in wide landscape scenes.
These are painted with wide brush strokes of pure colors. They represent
mainly stormy skies, domesticated animals, scenes of work with backlighted
figures, country roads, fires in the open, farmhouses, seastorms, rain
effects with people under large colored umbrellas, snowfalls. All works,
painted in studio or in the open air, show nature, love and lyric feelings.
Later the artist' works are carried
out in a style completely new and called second manner by himself.
He represents now, beside the usual subjects, themes with strong symbolic
contents in the numerous still lifes inserted in fantastic landscapes with
high light contrast. Lately, A. Picchi also exercised himself with
the pyrographic and elected painting. Typical are some paintings carried
out with a PC IBM/VP 6384 DX4 100 Mhertz with the simple "Paintbrush" of
Windows 3.1. With this technique, fog scenes come out well
enough as the gray is the color that less goes away from the intentions
of the author, in the following printing process.
Now the artist works with more complex
painting softwares like "Fractal Design Painter" that allow a larger variety
of colors and tonalities. Thus also in the dry technical virtual
world the figures and the scenes carried out reflect the great love of
the artist for the surroundings, the dreams, the life. In short, the love
for poetry, wich doesn't know his beginning and purpose but wich is
able to spring up even from a computer if midwived by the mind
and the imagination of human beings.
Picchi, the author, has many and diverse techniques. Along his long life
he studied different techniques of the great masters and some carried out
by himself. The "composite" one is strictly personal and unique (see "
The sixth symphony") as well as the other that uses, before painting ,
a rugged and dark canvas support (see "Playing with dad ").
Anchise Picchi worked and works with
any medium that he feels suitable to the moment and to the subject, as
far as to arrive painting with sodden colors sea sponges (see "The fugitives"),
and so on. Often the ideas come out from his fantasy, or from observed
country scenes, or inspired by literature, music, or by the nature in its
many different aspects and displays, or dreams. To sum up: from the life.
by Lido Pacciardi
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