The World of Lorenzo Chinnici
It’s easy to be happy in Sicily, but it requires an adjustment that is as much biological as cultural: learning to live on Sicilian time. (Sicilian Odyssey – Francine Prose)
It can be summed up in a few lines the immense concept of "life in Sicily" ... because one must live it, and the artist Lorenzo Chinnici has made Sicily his world, made of a strip of beach by the sea, captures the senses of endless beauty, in a habitat of nature, sea, sand, cadenced rhythms that follow the waves and then the wind and the raging sea, each equally beautiful and charming. But also the sun, palm trees, marinas full of painted wooden boats, and then the earth, prickly pears, the dialect, the colours of green, abandoned boats, people, men who look at you in the face, painful but not resigned, a whole world of memories linked to his land, his inspiration that he has discovered, as a boy, that you live in Sicily to another rhythm, watching the golden sun and the crystal sea. Lorenzo Chinnici‘s love for his land is expressed on the canvas, with its overbearing and shameless colours. From his early approaches with the teachings of Renato Guttuso, the brush technique and then having to master the techniques of Salvatore La Rosa, the attendance of the Art Workshop of Salvatore Fiume, the importance of knowledge with other great artists such as Mario Rossello, Giuseppe Migneco, Sassu, Ernesto Treccani, Ugo Nespolo, a past life to "tell" this land, stealing colours, painting with his hands but above all with the heart, the passionate red fire of Etna to the blue sea, the white of its snow, nature, cacti, flowers, the greenery and much more….