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quattrocento - the italian renaissance in the 21st century



last summer we spent some six days in florence, italy, being so very fond of the italian renaissance period of the 15th century.

colours were so bright and shiny the ancient used in their paintings that I started to rummage here and there trying to find some colour pigments for some future artwork ... not only did I find these red pigments called 'rosso cinabro' italian for 'vermillion' , but I also stumbled upon a tiny store just a block from florence cathedral which had a wooden altar piece in its window.

it can no longer be found in that store window anymore ...

also would I like to pay hommage to the quattrocento ladies's gowns and snoods by incorporationg a red thick cloth and circle it with a sort of a hair net worn at that period ...

MESSAGE from THE NEWBIE that I am in the Art World

As a newbie int the art jungle I had to learn quite a painful lesson indeed - four years ago I was contacted by 


telling me that they were quite interested in representing me and my artwork.


As a newbie I have never before heard about so-called VANITY GALLERIES, etc. and believed that - if you wish to exhibit here and there - then one  would have to pay for that. Today I - as well as plenty of other unhappy artists which had put their faith in ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY - have learned that I had been fooled for almost 2 years and that my reputation as an artist must have been dangerously jeopardized because of my ignorance and naiveté, or - as many art critics see it - for wanting to boost my ego.

That has never been my attention at all ... unfortunuately, I didn't know it better at that time.

What had happen however is that not only did ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY  NOT do anything of what they promised and got largely paid for

 but worst of all - they never returned my two artworks in their "care"

# 280   THE TEAR

as well as

# 285   BREAKING FREE - the last journey of huguette

The two artworks that connected me to my late mother-in-law !!!


May this mishap be a warning to other inexperienced artists - never accept invitations from any VANITY GALLERY that are pure scam ...             

 Be careful, watch out, check out before making a decision involving your artwork or your money !!!