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Little Monarchs grow up, 2013


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Pisacane Arte, Milano

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50 x 40 cm
19.69 x 16 in






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Mixed technique on canvas.

In the original artwork, Goya has represented with merciless precision the grotesque faces of the royal family. This work is seen sometimes as a parody, where the light and shade show the luxurious jewels and dress, but also the uglyness of the protagonists, almost to express the corruption of the Spanish society. The painting is opposite to the neoclassicim, because Goya left space to the imperfections. Pambianchi feels and uses this sarcasm. First of all, he tips over the scene (as in a mirror), maybe to underline that also if you change the rulers, nothing changes at all. The power of the family, expressed in the figure of the queen, and the power of the monarchy, expressed in the figure of the king, are cancelled by the presence in the scene of two chimpanzees and two smaller monarchs, ready to take the place of the bigger ones. Pambianchi brings the Goya's sarcasm over the limit, deforming the faces, the limbs and cutting the clothes. The work is even darker and gloomier: Pambianchi has done what Goya couldn't, because of his position of court painter.

Text by arch. Maurizio Bonizzi

About the Artists

1969 Ostellato di Ferrara, Italy

Enrico Pambianchi was born at Ostellato di Ferrara in 1969. He is a self-taught, young and eclectic artist who tries many techniques and styles, using different materials.

At the beginning fe was a figurative painter inspirated by classical art and overall by the art of Wainer Vaccari and Remo Brindisi. From 2000he changes his style: at first he experiment with the informal and abstract painting, at last he is an informal figurative artist who works with mixed techniques.

His favourite subjects are protagonists of comics and historical personalities: from Captain America to Steve Rogers and Frankenstein (the modern "Prometeus" for Pambianchi). He revisits masterpieces by great Spanish masters like Rembrandt and Velazquez and he also works on movie sets by Michelangelo Antonioni.

He is specialized in collages. He uses resin, oil, liquefied plastic, engraving, pastel. He starts from a photographic picture and he divides it into squares as though he had to do a prospective work. Then he revisits the subject with painting, cutting newspapers, essential notes on the board of canvas which help observants to understand the ironic and sarcastic meaning of the work. 

He defines his style "Iperrealismo Visionario" because he represents historical and modern icons or disquieting personality of pop culture who are looking for release. Popular subjects who recover peace and calm through a great irony which separates them from their distressing nature.

Some works of him are conserved in private collections (Rina Cavallini - Sgarbi's mother and an important collector of Florence) and at the Civic Gallery of Ferrara.

"May Frankenstein wear bermuda shorts with rose flowers to redeem himself? May Mickey Mouse represent Schutzstaffel of Hitler? May San Sebastiano martyrdom by Mantegna happen in Lakehurst (New Jersey) under plumbean skies? May Captain America (Steve Rogers) spare the tagic event of LZ 129 Hindenburg? Have you ever seen "Las Meninas" by Diego Velazquez crying blood?

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Milano, Via Carlo Pisacane 36

Pisacane Arte is a contemporary and modern art gallery situated in Milan. With over 300 mq of space, the gallery organizes exhibitions, events and cultural conferences in order to encourage the encounter between artists, collectors and art lovers. The art gallery offers artworks by historicized and emerging artists, with a particular attention to pop and st...

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