Maurizio Zanotto’s traditional still lifes and portraiture show a photorealistic gleam that borders on the hyperrealistic. Working in oil and occasionally tempera on canvas, the artist’s classically trained eye identifies the optimal play of light and shadow amidst decorative floral arrangements, plump fruits and buttery folds of velvet. His artwork is a product of his careful and sustained analysis of the subject matter, as well as his intensive study at the Luciano Pelizzari school. Zanotto credits Italian painter Pietro Annigoni as having had a profound influence upon his work and considers himself a descendent of the classical tradition of the great European master painters. Above all else, emotion is the pulse and driving force of the work. Zanotto’s flawless compositions merge impeccable artistic ability with free flowing intuition as they encapsulate the deep seated feelings we experience in our observance of organic life, color, light and shadow.
Maurizio Zanotto was born in Vicenza, Italy, and has shown his work throughout Italy. He currently lives and works in Pove del Grappa.