Metal Panel With Painted Surface #8 by the late Francesco Colacino from EUGENIO C's Dining Room
Mirror-like Steel Panel
Hand Painted Design
63 Inches Tall by 60.5 Inches Wide
Price: $1,250.00 SOLD
Throughout her Italian career, EUGENIO C was filled with some of the nation's finest artwork. In 1987, she was given a USD $25 million upgrade at the T Mariotti shipyard in Genoa. At that time, she was fitted with a new showroom and certain modifications to her public areas and accommodation. In the dining room, Roman architect Giuseppe de Jorio oversaw the addition of new art, including panels by Francesco Colacino, a painter was born in Catanzaro, Italy in 1919. Self-taught, he started drawing in his childhood, and later learned to paint. The expression of life colors on the canvas are best reprensented in his landscapes, flowers and still life paintings.
After having been employed in a post office of Foppolo, Val Brenbana, he moved subsequently in to follow his artist ambitions in the late 1960s. In 1994, in conjunction with several other artists, he founded the CLUB ARTISTI RECOAERSI. Colacino received numerous accolades and awards, including:
Homo Helectus Ducati Extensis (Ferrara);
1° Premio Internazionale il Macchiavello, Nomina ad Accademico di Merito (Roma, 1981);
Premio Coalunga San Bonifacio;
Gran Premio int. Città di Boretto;
appointed Knight of Malta in 1996.
Critics have always been favourable to him: "The artist always express the turmoil of a passioned soul for beauty with great sensibility, inspired above all by the world of nature, capturing moving images, full of harmony in great hues... Colacino is a painter who has art in his heart".
Francesco Colacino passed away in 2003. When the lovely former EUGENIO C showed up on the beach of Alang, these panels were still extant. This panel was removed with its heavy wooden backing still attached. It is basically two panels within one. Again, the colors are vivid and uplifting. In this painting, what appear to be red and rose-colored impatiens cling to a white trellis. The unpainted portions of the reflective surface bring the viewer and real life surroundings into the imagery.