“Italian Port”

A fine oil on canvas painting by the Italian painter Ciro Canzanella (1948 – ) of boats in an Italian port.

Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.

Frame:  Set in a swept giltwood frame.

Signature:  Lower left. Also signed on rear of canvas.

Provenance:  UK Private Collection.

Condition:  Painting and frame are both in good condition with no visible re-touching.

Measurements:  Painting measures 69 x 49cm and the overall frame 92 x 72cm.

Biography:  Born in Naples 1948  where he lives and works, Ciro Canzanella has attracted the attention of collectors and critics for many years. His artistic path started at an early age, fascinated by art, he loved to attend studios of well-known masters because he believed that this atmosphere stimulated his vocation and helped his artistic maturity.

In  1976 he had a personal exhibition in Milan, then a group exhibition in Germany, both of which were very successful. In 1980 he exhibited in Modena, and in 1981 in Ferrara confirming a constant artistic growth which which was further confirmed four years later at Paris ( Champs Elisèes ), where he participated in a review dedicated to great present-day Italian artists, along with : De Chirico, Guttuso, Manzù, Fiume, Cascella, Sassu and Vespignani. In the 1980’s his paintings were published in catalogues :”Bolaffi”, “Arte-Mercato International”, “Il Quadrato”.

Considered by critics to be one of the last exhibitors of Neapolitan impressionist painters, today Ciro Canzanella even after having reached fame in the national and international artistic circle, is constantly busy in new studies. He is a painter who shows his emotive impulses and is able to extract from this, personal  effects of light and a fantastic sense of chromatic. Far from schools and trends, his paintings are merely instinctive, dominated by an immense poetry and a deep sense of peace.


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