Anchise PICCHI


Art is life and mutation. It’s dream, invention, representation. It’s invention and it must be so..., otherwise it’s Art no more: to feign, to paint… (A.Picchi)

Oil (traditional) - One intends traditional techniques, as being macchiaioli’s technique or other techniques used so long by many artists of the twentieth-century: from the impressionists to the later modern artists in laying colours with more or less large brush strokes. But every artist finally uses it in accordance with his painting features and his own sensibility.


Mixed technique - (techniques that use different means to construct the painting) – It can be a very elaborate technique that the artist blends obtaining effects of light and transparency. Here the author did it in such a manner that the painting freshness is not completely covered by the colours. So, despite the use of the last colour layers, he allowed the underlying drawing to transpire, with the use of some waxen transparent pastels and. finally, by adding some fine oil and dark brush strokes where he felt it necessary.



Other techniques - Here is another oil technique, with a rugged preparation of the canvas. The artist uses this technique to obtain some grainy effects, such as foggy effects or smoky and fuzzy. It's a particular type of “well tempered divisionism” , as the author himself defines it. The artist initially paints with a brush, without any early drawing, on a rugged surface expressly prepared, with not diluted colours. In the “colour's dust technique ”, on the contrary, one paints with dry dust colour, applying it, even with one's finger, on a still wet surface.




***For a more detailed description of the numerous techniques used by the author, see the book “Anchise Picchi tra Simbolismo e Novecento”, cited in the Publication section.





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