Cristina Ricatti

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Cristina was born in Rome in 1979. She showed a penchant for drawing since childhood, but during her youth she gave up artistic address high school and academy, eventually graduating with a degree in Archaeology. During college she had devoted herself to writing, later majoring in publishing, until she realized that it was not with written words that she wanted to tell stories.

So she picked up her pencils and brushes again and began studying fine painting with teacher Giorgia Marzi, who opened the doors to her creativity on canvas. 

She is a figurative painter, seeking to express the full potential of an emotion with chiaroscuro and color contrasts. In her works she pursues the idea of art as a witness to our existence, from everyday life aspects to imperishable feelings. 

She works mainly with oil, but welcomes experimenting with watercolor and acrylic. 

 studio location: Piazza Gian Lorenzo Bernini 10, Rome
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▪︎ Education:

Self-taught since childhood, I then studied for 10 years with master painter Giorgia Marzi (from 2010 to 2020).


▪︎Participation in art awards:

- "City colours", by Artàporter and Lefranc Burgeois, Turin, 26 genuary - 4 february 2023

- Premio Alessandro Parisi, May 14, St. Complesso Museale San Tommaso d'Aquino, Piedimonte Matese (CE)

- 100 Artisti per il Premio Domiziano, June 16-July 11, 2021, Domitian Stadium, Rome.
- III Esposizione Arti Visive, November 11-19, 2017, Castello Ducale Orsini, Fiano Romano

▪︎Group exhibitions:

 -100 Pittori di via Margutta, April 28-May 1, 2022, Rome.
- 100 Pittori di via Margutta in Piazza di Spagna, November 26-28, 2021, Rome.
- 100 Pittori di via Margutta in Frascati, June 28-30, 2019, Frascati, Rome.
- Strade d'Arte, IV edition, May 10-12, 2019, Galleria Spazio 40, Rome.
-100 Pittori di via Margutta, April 24-28, 2019, Rome.
-100 Pittori di via Margutta in Frascati, June 22-24, 2018, Frascati.
- Strade d'Arte III edition, June 1-3, Spazio 40 Gallery, Rome.
- Ri-Tratti, June 1-3, 2018, group exhibition, Galleria Medina, Rome.

▪︎ Publications:

History of the 100 Painters of Via Margutta (forthcoming).


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Via Margutta
Red ball, mixed media (acrylic, watercolor and oil on canvas), 100 x 70 cm, 2022. The first in a series of works in which I want to explore multiple forms of beauty and expressiveness.
The dancers, panel 1. The work is part of a triptych inspired by an ancient Mycenean fresco. Oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm, 2022.
Reflexive self-portrait, 50 x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2020. From a series of self-portraits made between 2020 and 2021.
A men, watercolor and oil on canvas, 30,5 x 23 cm, 2022. From a series of small portraits in which I experiment with overlapping and contrasting oil and watercolor.