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Ep 132 - Daniela Astone : Celebrating Difference

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I had a great chat with Daniela Astone in Florence. Daniela is an artist, curator, and Director of the Intermediate Program at the Florence Academy of Art. Daniela paints in a variety of ways, from landscapes, to still lives, to portraits. Always very personal, always powerful. Her paintings are in private collections in Italy, England, and the U.S.

Here are some of the subjects we visit:

  • Corpo a Corpo show in Florence
  • Figurative art in Europe
  • Florence aleliers
  • Inspirations
  • Inception of a painting
  • Recording ideas
  • Working with the model
  • Colour studies
  • Substrates
  • Grisailles
  • Colour palette
  • Brushes
  • Self-checking
  • Lighting
  • Painting the figure outdoors
  • Dealing with struggle
  • Timelessness in paintings
  • Reasons for painting
  • Underlying themes
  • Duty of an artist in 2020
  • Parenthood
  • What to do after art school
  • Artistic research
  • Prices
  • Florence Academy Collective
  • Success
  • Future generations

To find out more about Daniela and her work go to:

Daniela Astone

Referenced on the podcast . . .

Florence Academy of Art Collective

Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze_ Mostra CORPO A CORPO from Social Content Factory on Vimeo.

Other artists mentioned in this episode who have been on the podcast . . .

Ep 101 – Cesar Santos : Technique and Process

Ep 97 – Nick Alm : An Openness to Change

Ep 98 – Zoey Frank : Contemporary Classic

Ep 65 – Teresa Oaxaca : Sumptuous Excellence

Ep 78 – Felicia Forte : Economy and Finesse

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