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Paola Bassoli developed passion for painting under the watchful eye of her grandfather who was also a painter. The search for the right expression of Paola’s personality has gone through every form of art, but neither watercolor nor drawing courses have fulfilled her full expression. She finally found her expression through the portraits and figures in oil and later developed an interest in pastels and charcoal, always applying the technique of tonal painting. Paola is an active member of art scene in Milan, Italy, and she continues the study between the U.S. and Italy. The painting in this post Touareg was the finalist in The Bold Brush Painting Competition in March.
During my recent visit to famous Uffizi gallery in Florence, Italy, among the old masters like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Tiziano, Botticelli, I found one pastel jewel – the Rosalba Carriera pastel portrait of “Felicita Sartori”. It is in a very good shape and the colors are still brilliant, unlike many other oil and tempera works in the museum. Next to that painting one can find couple of oil paintings by the pastel masters that were already presented on this blog – Jean-Etienne Liotard and Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin.