Italian Painter Vanni Saltarelli was born in the Lombardy region in 1945 and studied at the Art Castello in Milan. A contemporary figurative painter, Saltarelli also teaches Fine Art at the Beaux-Arts in Gallarate where he is currently based.
The female form is the central theme of his work and he creates these powerfully evocative compositions with fluidity and expression.
The artist applies techniques that are conducive to maintaining sense of movement such as the application of diluted oil or sepia onto the raw canvas; essentially drawing onto the canvas. Subsequently this is juxtaposed with heavier layering of colour in sections of the composition which often include areas of gold or silverleaf.
Texture is also important and you can clearly see the multiple influences surfacing in his work from his fresco-painting training to his admiration for the elaborate Baroque art period.
Altogether Saltarelli achieves unique interpretations of his subjects, a dynamic representation of the figure that lies between the concrete and the abstract.