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Andrea Benetti


Andrea Benetti
  • Date: 2021; Bologna, Italy  
  • Series: Neo Cave drawings
  • Theme: Primitivisme
  • Media: mixed technique, pigment, charcoal
  • Dimensions: 49.5 x 42.5 cm

The Neo Cave drawings are made on a special paper, created by Andrea Benetti, which takes its name from the place where he creates it (in this case called "Sant'Erasmo paper"). The pigments used are many, including charcoal, sanguine, sepia color and white chalk

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The Neo Cave drawings are made by Andrea Benetti on a particular support, which the Master creates by transforming a raw paper with various treatments and using many natural substances. The drawings are made with charcoal, sanguine, white chalk and sepia. The themes of the portraits sometimes borrow subjects painted by prehistoric man, or they transfigure and reinvent them, creating a neo-symbolism inspired by rock painting. The drawings are placed between two Plexiglas plates, joined by seven satin silver studs, in order to emulate, in the artist's mental game, a fantastic archaeological apocryphal.

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