About The Art
Mixed media on paper
About the Artist
Elisa Begani was born in 1974 in Sestri Levante.
After the “Istituto Statale d'Arte” High School, she attended the “Accademia di Belle Arti” in Genoa, with the last year of study in Granada, Spain with an Eramsus scholarship.
She received her art degree in 2000.
The theme of her unique paintings results from her deep research on human bodies which evolved from her work with academic naked figures and developed into portraits inspired mainly by herself and her friends' photographs. Her portraits lead the observer's attention to small details in an overall pattern of the mysteries of female intimacy.
She talks about her work in this way:
“I love women and the feminine world. Not everything, however... a certain type of woman: light but intense, sensual but also a bit child-like. And maybe that is why I like the women of French films, with a bit of naiveté and extremely sensual. I like to take photos and, inevitably, when I do it, I always end up observing the details, hardly the figure as a whole, often a detail is able to express an emotion in a much more intense way. And perhaps the same is true for my paintings of clothes hanging. The body is not there, but you can fantasize about its forms and imagine the dress being worn...
My images are evocative. They allow the person who chooses to view them to travel with the mind and heart and land, perhaps, in a place where she or he can recognize or discover themselves.”
Since 1997 she has shown her work in private galleries both in Italy and abroad. In Spring 2000, she opened her own studio/workshop in her hometown in Italy.
She works mainly with oil paint and often also uses acrylic and paper, creating mixed media collage artworks.
She loves to travel and still lives and works in Sestri Levante.
Additional Print information
Our prints are museum quality prints, that use 100% archival rag paper and archival inks, resulting in beautiful prints with rich and vivid colors. All of our prints include a minimum border of 1" for easy framing. Photographs are printed on a thick, white, matte paper.
The dimensions listed are for the paper size and not the image itself, to give you a better understanding of how much space the print will take up when you hang it on your wall.
Our prints are professionally framed with wood mouldings, archival UV plexi-glass, and come ready to hang on your wall with a hanging wire. Prints can be framed with a 2.75" white mat, or without.
You can view frame dimensions here.
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All of our art, regardless of whether it is framed or not, ships within 7-10 business days. Unframed prints ship in tubes, and framed prints and canvases in boxes, providing extra protection and safe delivery.
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