Pietro Piccoli was born in 1954 in the small town of Montopoli di Sabina, Italy. At a very early age, he was fascinated with the arts. In His twenties, Piccoli went to Rome where he immediately immersed himself in this new environment, experimenting with new ideas & absorbing the concepts of artists whose studios he frequented &
to whom he apprenticed himself.
The 80’s comprised a second period of active experimentation in Piccoli’s career. He investigated
new mediums & sought new ways of weaving together the major strands of his style, realism & abstraction, visual detail & imagination. Within ten years, he had found a definite direction toward the synthesis he was seeking. Soon he began adding patches of pure abstraction as a sort of out of focus overlay in front of the pure landscape that serves as a visual relief from the strongly geometric architectural forms.
Everything in Piccoli’s works focuses on these two elements painting cities, beaches & seas with a compelling blend of realism & abstraction, visual detail & imagination which will ignite your appreciation for the beauty which surrounds. Piccoli’s style moves the viewer with the passionate use of color depicting warm & silent landscapes, the riches of nature, the charm & fascination of sunsets full of light, the sudden echoes of the sea, the simple architecture of the marine world, the humble fishermen boats, all coming together.