Artwork of the Day: Allegretto, Elisa Nucci
Elisa’s exclusive subject is large-scale flowers. Painting in oils, the Italian-Canadian artist relies on her intuition, working directly from the heart.
My passion is painting flowers on a grand scale — bringing power, strength but also serenity — a sense of peace that pulls you in. My paintings reveal a meticulous attention to detail where the embodiment of the canvas comes from the energy of the brushwork. The life of the canvas comes in the bold application of color — all the sensuous colors of Italy — evocative and passionate and reflecting the fruits of the earth — a bountiful expression of my Italian heritage. Look at my work with your heart not your eyes. Let it touch your spirit and create a feeling of peacefulness and well-being.
My “Larger than Life” paintings of flowers are a celebration of beauty, joy, love and life. My aspiration in painting these large scale works is to create color poetry of compelling beauty, giving homage to the glory of nature, and to transform the world of flowers into resonant works of art — sensuous and voluptuous, expressing the spirit of colour and life and reflecting my passion for flowers.
As the title of today’s Artwork of the Day suggests, her floral canvases are inspired by music. Of “Allegretto” she says:
When I paint, I listen to music, and my titles are usually thought of when I put paint to canvas. The work is bold but has a slow tempo. The tulip is a vertical shape but a diptych transforms it to a contemporary large square.
Elisa began her fine arts training at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School and Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montreal, Quebec. She has gone on to participate in solo & group exhibitions in galleries across Canada, the USA, France, Spain and Brazil.