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Hi my name is Francesco Gillia, I am from Monte Porzio Catone in province of Rome, Italy. I have been living in Montana for the past 10 years, recently I went back to painting and I like to show you my work.
All the painting that you have seen are the result of my past year and half of work. The idea came after witnessing my inquisitive four year old daughter facing her mother nude after a shower. Can I put the viewer back to a state of innocence?
I am very excited about the opportunity to put together my first art book, to document this particular stage of my career and to improve my ability to promote my art.
Here you see my studies, I solve with drawings problems like anatomy, proportions and composition before I actually paint the large painting. They are 9x12 just like the book will be, they are charcoal pencil on paper and they will be signed. So after I do my concept sketches I do color studies. The color studies are oil on canvas board also 9x12 and here you have couple of examples.
Here a large color study 16x24 inches oil on canvas. In those canvases I do multiples, I do not worry about drawing or proportions, this is the time when I have fun with the paint "alla prima" I am looking for the unexpected color combination and ultimately for the color composition that I will use for the painting.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have supported and shared my dreams over the years. Please spread the word with friends that you think may like my work. I will need a lot of people to embrace this project and I hope you are one of them.
Thank you. Ciao!
about the art book:
The Pronaos art book will be 9 x12 inches, 48 pages, hard cover. I will personally assist a professional photographer to make sure the images are as close to the original paintings as possible. Below are the images I took of my paintings. The images for the book will be far better than those, but for now you will be able to have a closer look at my work.
How do you choose the drawing or study you like?
I'm going to email the 9x12 drawings and 9x12 color studies backers with images of all of them, and ask them to choose which one they want. Large color studies and large paintings will be available on a first-come first serve basis.
Kickstarter is a incredible new way to have a personal connection with people looking for what's next. A unique way to start connecting with other like-minded people and the possibility to offer original art work with the certainty it will end up in the right hands.
The Pronaos Art book and drawings or paintings will ship to Kickstarter supporters in May 2013.
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It's the same book, Pronaos is the name for the Art book and Thesis I will discuss in November. Last September I showed the first 9 paintings at The Exit gallery in the Montana State University campus. The title for the show was Embrace, I cannot change the description since people already pledged on it. Sorry for the confusion.
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