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Icarus by Carlos Marchiori


Italian born, Carlo Marchiori studied classic art and academic design in Padua and Venice. At the age of eighteen, he left Italy to live in Canada where he worked as illustrator and film animator for C.B.C. Television and the National Film Board of Canada. In 1967 he was nominated for an Academy Award for an animated short but eventually abandoned filmmaking and advertising for mural paintings.

Since 1978 he has lived and worked in California. With the advantage of his traditional heritage and classic art education he can offer the closest interpretation to Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-classic styles of painting. His interpretations go beyond the formula as he injects soul, whimsy, freshness and spontaneity into academic technique. His work is alive, designed to suit even the most modern environments in new buildings or structures, as the old he evokes harmonizes with the hard edge of the new. In complex compositions, he gives attention to historic reference, as he “fades” the subject back into the time past, “hazing” it to fit into depth and atmosphere.

Mr. Marchiori has worked in casinos, hotels, restaurants and for private clients in Europe, North America and Asia including: St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco; Raffles Hotel, Singapore; Tokyo Westin, Japan; Mirage Hotel & Bellagio Casino, Las Vegas; DisneySea Tokyo, Japan; Robert Mondavi Winery, Napa Valley, Emporio Rulli, San Francisco. He is also available as a consultant for concepts, ideas and directions in theme-decor planning for corporate spaces, hotels, clubs and restaurants.

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Dimensions 50 × 73.75 in