Alessandra Marrucchi [NRA 2019] : Self portrait with pearl earring, 2022.

Alessandra Marrucchi [NRA 2019]
Self portrait with pearl earring, 2022
Oil on canvas
15.75 x 9.8 inches (image)
20.47 x 14.57 x 1.57 inches (framed)

After art school, I realized that the Academy in those years did not prospect me for growth in my artistic preparation. I chose Architecture but my keen interest in painting led me to Studio Simi, through the introduction of the painter Guarnieri, a student of Annigoni. Here I found what I was looking for, an in-depth study of drawing and color, with careful observation of models from life in natural light. With charcoal sensitizing my hand to the expressiveness of line and chiaroscuro values. The color sought brushstroke after brushstroke, maintaining the purity of pigment, without medium. A technique that came to Nerina Simi from her father Filadelfo, who had deepened his studies in the 4 years in Paris at the Studio of Jean-Léon Gérôme. In the Simi Studio I spent 6 years overall, after this Nerina considered me professionally ready and she sent me my first students.

Dimensions 20.47 × 14.57 × 1.57 in