Painting help identify artist - Bottone

Discussion in 'Art' started by nirelj, Jun 4, 2023.

  1. nirelj

    nirelj Member


    I have this painting, and would like to hear any thoughts about it, and if someone can help me identify artist by signature.
    It is signed A.C. Bottone 1975.
    Dimensions of the painting are 29 x 39 cm.
    There is nothing particular on the back, only plain white paper.

    Any thoughts or help would be appreciated!
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2023
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Italian surname. Continental 7. All I got.

  3. nirelj

    nirelj Member

    Hi Debora,

    Thank you for your reply!

    Would you know which painting style is it, and is this painting any good, quality wise?

    Thank you again in advance!
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I'd consider it an example of Surrealism. And it certainly appears to have been professionally done. Why don't you open it open and see if any information within?

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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    You see what it's about, yeah?

  6. nirelj

    nirelj Member

    To open it up from behind?

    I don't know, seems like too much work (would have to take it to someone to close it), compared to what else/new I might find out by opening it, considering we already have signature (probably not well known painter) and year when it was made...
  7. nirelj

    nirelj Member

    Not really, don't have much experience with paintings in general.

    Is it some well known motive, could you please tell me what is it about?
  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Well, to my eye... The scene is a dark, inhospitable and unpopulated landscape. The three figures represent the female trinity -- daughter, mother and matriarch. (The Daughter is identified by 1 dove, the Mother by 2, and the Matriarch 3. (Doves are symbolic of peace, freedom and love.) Youth is directionless and Mother looks to the moon. (The moon is symbolic of mystery, feminine energy and cyclical change.) Matriarch has assumed elements of a tree whose roots grow from the richness and depth of her soul. You can use different words to describe but... You get the idea.

  9. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Not an aquarelle, which is a watercolor using transparent layers. This seems more like guoache or maybe even acrylic. The message I get from this is the juxtaposition of desolation and hope. The white doves are a symbol of hope (among other things).

    Edit: See Debora's explanation above which is a more complex iterpretation.
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  10. nirelj

    nirelj Member

    Oh I see, thank you for nice and detailed explanation!
    I did think something similar (mystery and feminine part).
    Other than dark and inhospitable scenery and dark colors, would you think painting might represent some negative dark energy/message, or not necessarily?
  11. nirelj

    nirelj Member

    Hi, thank you for comment and thoughts!

    Aquarelle was my first guess, but you might be right, don't know if it would help, but there are like small vertical "cracks" in paint when looked closely to painting.

    And what would you think, when you see motive and the way this painting was done, would you consider it an "interesting" painting of surrealism?
  12. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The message is positive.

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  13. nirelj

    nirelj Member

    And any thoughts about why those 3 female figures are "faceless" , is it something common for paintings like this, and what it might represent?
  14. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    They represent everywoman. The idea, not the individual.

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  15. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I absolutely would hang this,and I literally havent an inch of wall space !
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  16. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Very interesting. I had absolutely no idea. Thanks
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