Thursday, October 23, 2014

Italian Artist Emanuele Dascanio

The amazing detail in this work in progress caught my attention immediately. Working in charcoal and graphite pencil, Emanuele Dascanio creates an image so stunning and real it makes one believe that you could reach out and touch the subject as though it were a living person. 

The finished portrait below is the amazing result of 300 working hours drawing in charcoal and graphite.

Charcoal and graphite
Schoeller Paper
AD 2013

Watch Emanuele's video from YouTube
for a very closeup look at the detail
of this amazing portrait:

Emanuele Dascanio was born in Garbagnate Milanese in 1983. After graduating from the art school Lucio Fontana di Arese, he enrolled in 2003 at the Academy of Brera painting section. 

Size:  15 x 15 cm
Oil on board
AD 2012
Private collection

He later continued his study as Gianluca Corono's assistant learning the art of oil painting and the technique of the Renaissance great masters and refining his drawing, beginning in 2007.

Size:  50 x 50 cm
Oil on board
AD 2012
Private collection

Loving both to paint and draw, Emanuele cares only about the content of his image. The subject of his work is simply the means by which he expresses what he wants.

Size:  50 x 40 cm
OIl on canvas
AD 2005

Living now in Senago, Emanuele maintains a studio and continues to draw and paint. Both his drawings and his paintings are indistinguishable from photographs. 

Size:  69.5 x 49 cm
Charcoal and Graphite
Schoellers paper
AD 2013

Emanuele has won prizes in Northern Italy, one of which is a prestigious national painting prize: Le Segrete Di Bocca.

"Alla speranza"
Size:  40 x 20 cm
Oil on board
AD 2012
Private collection

Visit to see Cindy Wilder's interview with Emanuele Dascanio to learn more about this amazing master artist:


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