Cesare Giuffredi

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Cesare Giuffredi

Aged 23

Chiaroscuro Atelier

Instructor(s): Elkin Cañas, Milixa Morón, Carlos Martínez

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  • Artworks

Gerome cast

Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

53.34 x 38.1 cms (21 x 15 ins)

Folco

Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

78.74 x 45.72 cms (31 x 18 ins)

Three garlics

Oil on canvas

27.94 x 50.8 cms (11 x 20 ins)

Anna

Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

68.58 x 43.18 cms (27 x 17 ins)

Serenata napoletana

Oil on canvas

90.17 x 60.96 cms (35 1/2 x 24 ins)

Ear Cast

Graphite pencil on paper

27.94 x 22.86 cms (11 x 9 ins)

The Portuguese Pitcher

Oil on canvas

52.07 x 43.18 cms (20 1/2 x 17 ins)

Remembering Velázquez

Oil on canvas

40.64 x 50.8 cms (16 x 20 ins)

  The fascination for the Academic Tradition comes from seeing the paintings of my great grandfather and his teacher, Arturo Michelena, who studied at the Julian Academy under Jean-Paul Laurens. My grandfather, a skilled m draftsman, introduced me to this art and told me that, after Michelena passed away, his father had sent a portfolio to Laurens, which was very well received, but, due to family matters, never realized his dream of studying in Paris.

  I, instead, was accepted at the Florence Academy of Art in 2013, and managed to finish the drawing program; eventually having to return home to Miami, because of economic impediments. Fortunately, former students of both the Angel and the Florence Academies opened Chiaroscuro Atelier. Here, I can finally learn those principles and lessons that my ancestor couldn't, and fulfill both his and my dreams of becoming a painter with a deep understanding of the techniques required to make quality works of art.     I’m now starting to paint in oils with this method and am scheduled to finish my training in about a year.     The beauty of Realism, it’s technical rigor and honesty, seen through the infinitely subjective experience of the painter, is what I’d like to charge my work with, in a way accessible to the contemporary public. After concluding my studies, I would eventually like to teach people in my present shoes and be part of this Realist, Academic revival in the XXI century, particularly in Miami, where this kind of art is still so unknown.

Cesare Giuffredi (b.1995) is from Caracas, Venezuela, and demonstrated his artistic inclination as soon as he developed the ability to hold and manipulate drawing tools. Fortunately, this interest was encouraged by his maternal grandfather, a draftsman and painter himself, apart from being the son of one the most talented pupils of Arturo Michelena - an academic painter graduated from the Julian Academy in XIX Paris, and perhaps the best painter in Venezuelan history. After moving to Miami, at age five, Cesare continued his passion for his vocation and won several awards and scholarships along the years, such as cookbook covers at age six, the Congressional Art Competition at sixteen (where his work was chosen to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year). Having graduated from High school in 2013, he commenced his studies at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and received a scholarship. Cesare moved back to Miami in 2016, where he is dedicated to his vocation and, perpetual, exponential improvement of it including exhibiting in local galleries and shows. Among his most recent achievements are winning a scholarship to attend the Figurative Art Convention and Expo (FACE) in the category of artists aged 18 -26, and arriving as a finalist in the 2017 ARC Salon competition.