Artwork: The swimmer

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first image: the swimmer
The swimmer, year 2000, oil on 11 canvas, cm 135x300

The Swimmer is Riccardo Paci’s first installation. The work is based on two balances: 1) the geometric balance obtained by putting together eleven canvases, each around three centimetres away from each other; 2) the dynamic balance of the subject and the water moving around him. The paint is worked following the guidelines of the Impressionists and Macchiaioli: the light parts such as the skin and the foam on the water are made using the paint, while the ochre of the canvases is allowed to show through in the shaded or more dissipated parts, such as the water flowing underneath the arms.

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