About the painting. Laterina is a small town near Arezzo in Tuscany. This painting captures the beauty of Italy by the renowned Italian landscape artist, Giovanni Casadei. Imagine being transported to Italy on a daily basis by unique vistas from an acclaimed native artist. In Giovanni's words: "The clouds above the Italian countryside are an emotional means of inspiration in capturing the light, a moment of my feelings inspired by the landscape."
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About the artist. Giovanni Casadei is a celebrated Italian painter and teacher, specializing in “en plein air”. He studied at the Academy of Art in Rome, with recognized Armenian artist, Alfonso Avanessian, and the prominent American painter, Seymour Remenick. Giovanni's approach to landscape painting is to communicate his love for life through the expression of emotions and passions inspired by the visual world around him. He captures meaningful moments of experience with the light, color, and visual abstractions of nature. Giovanni’s works have been shown and sold in his adopted home of Philadelphia and around the world for over 20 years.
About the handmade frame. Giovanni says: "I want all my paintings to be displayed in museum quality frames to both enhance the viewing experience and decorate the home or room in which they’re placed. My handmade frames are the result of 26 years of practice in achieving the perfect frame. After years of studying frame architecture from master framers working in the very best museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I developed my own style based on the Renaissance process of frame making. I use a master molding maker to cut the profiles of the frames, which are gilded in imitation gold or silver, and undergo a 15-step process to make them look aged and beautiful."
- Oil on panel
- 7 3/4 ” X 10 1/2" - (19.5 cm X 26.5 cm) - actual painting
- 12" X 15" - (30.5 cm X 38 cm) - painting with frame
- Frame included
A portion of all proceeds will go to help maintain one of Giovanna's favorite places on Lake Como, Villa del Balbianello, through the non-profit organization of FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano). Since 1975, FAI, The National Trust for Italy, restores and takes care of special places in Italy so that present and future generations from all over the world may enjoy a priceless legacy.