The portrait is one of the most widespread artistic expressions especially in the context of painting, but also of sculpture, in all eras. The portrait is, first of all, a description of the subject represented, an attempt to bring back its physiognomy and its individual characteristics in a truthful and natural way. With the progressive evolution of artistic research, the physiognomic description of the subject has also been joined by the psychological one. Therefore, over the centuries, the portrait has also become an introspective means of investigation on the subject, its character and its state of mind. The abstraction processes brought about by contemporary art have intervened in favor of this type of investigation.
In this series of portraits the artist Giuseppe Tarantino shows his ability to obtain a perfect naturalistic rendering with a very graphic technique. The extremely precise design chases every detail of the physiognomies, giving us a rather detailed account of the faces. With a soft touch the artist detects the volumes highlighting them plastically. Finally, with a lively hatching, it creates a complex play of shading.
Giuseppe Tarantino was a Palermo painter born in 1916 and disappeared in 1999. He was the author of numerous drawings and graphic works in which he developed a study especially for the human figure and portrait.
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