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Caravaggio's pictorial style is made evident by the lighting technique which defines, as in a theatrical contest, the volumes of the bodies which suddenly jump out in the darkness of the scene,
In his studio, Caravaggio positioned lanterns in specific places to ensure that the subjects were illuminated only in predefined positions, in "raking light”. read more

Technique and features of the Work.

These subjects need dedicated light to enhance shapes, colors and textures (see attached example).
The images are printed on Fine Art Canvas in various sizes and then treated with a satin protective varnish, spread by hand with a brush. This last step ensures that each work, large or small, is absolutely unique and unrepeatable. Finally, they are mounted on frames made by a prestigious craftsman.
Each work is accompanied by its certification of authenticity. see more


Detail of the protection’s brushstroke


Detail of the plot of the Epson Fine Art canvas

Themes and subject

From the very beginnig of the project, since the birth of the first work (link), the “Caravaggio in Cucina” project has had evolution and brief deviations in the field of portraiture and filming of the human body; a production called "inspiration" which represents a tribute, through a revisitation, of the most famous works of the artist Juan Sánchez Cotán through the use of a specially created scenography. A section called "XL" is also developed, where individual subjects are printed in extra large formats. Finally, a good part of the classic subjects are reproduced in 13x18 cm formats to give the works a place both in small spaces but also the possibility of creating, a sort of mosaic/collection of the many subjects captured by the author.
Take a look!

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It’s only light and composition

It is interesting to note that the tools used by Renato are reduced to a synthesis of what the project really needs: darkness, a touch of light, a simple subject. The camera returns to being an instrument that simply records what happens.
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