FANTONE, elisabetta

Since my younger years, I have always been enthralled with the hope of sharing my personal outlook of the world of cinema, beauty, glamour and celebrities while dreaming of experiencing it as they do. I create work that is now motivated by my related experience of the alluring entertainment world and my paintings immortalize the preconceived expectations of beauty. My previous works dealt with the contrasting fragility and aggression of ones constant battle with oneself and the fabricated conception of beauty and splendor in a mediated world.

Beneath the surface of some of my colorful chaotic paintings lies an overwhelming dark subtext; the provoking practice of judging human beings by standards having no basic relation to their quality. This loss of innocence visibly demonstrates the ever-changing character of life itself. My images are not a sincere study but more of a generalized idea and I am less attracted in reproducing an exact or realistic portrayal of a photograph.

In my latest work I was stimulated by some of the world’s greatest artists of yesterday and today. Recreating famous portraits, my images are frequently influenced by the pop culture of the 1950s. Perceived in a distinct manner by each being and possessing a powerful emotive quality, color is at the heart of my work. I choose to fill each one of my canvases with carefully orchestrated shades and tints creating images that leave a soothing sense of pleasure to the observer. It is in our capacity to distinguish and to differentiate images that allows beauty to subsist. The definition of beauty is shattered by society and is reborn in art.

Frank Sinatra

Acrylique sur toile
40" x 30"

David Bowie

Acrylique sur toile
48'' x 40''
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David Bowie

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30'' x 28''
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Madonna

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30'' x 30''
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Mona Leia

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25'' x 17''

Grace Kelly

Acrylique sur toile
46'' diam.

John Lennon

Acrylique sur toile
48'' x 24''

Audrey Hepburn

Acrylique sur toile
36'' x 24''

Jimi Hendrix

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40'' x 60''
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Salvador Dali

Acrylique sur toile
48'' x 36''
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Elvis Presley

Acrylique sur toile
48'' x 40''

Marilyn Monroe

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48'' x 40''

Marilyn Monroe

Acrylique sur toile
48'' x 24''

Amy Winehouse

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40" x 30"
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Angelina Jolie

Acrylique sur toile
30" x 40"

Twiggy

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60’’ x 36’’