Tony Morinelli

Tony Morinelli

Through my earliest training at the Académie Charpentier and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris I subscribed to the principle that art is nature observed. Later studies at PAFA and at the Florence Academy reinforced that perspective. Then, it happened that I saw the film “Pollack.” I watched that film again and again and found myself a convert to the belief that painting is paint, nothing more. While I still work on representational still lifes I have ventured into two new expressions. In representational work I have tried to simplify and color and form. In non-objective work I am working with nothing more than the effect of color and texture. I would note that these works are nonobjective and not abstract. Abstract suggests deriving the image from a known object. Non-objective relies on no observation. Non-objective also negates my earliest training that insisted that art is nature observed. 

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Forms, oil on linen, 16.5" x 19.25"  

Still Life with Stoneware, oil on linen, 18" x 24"  

Still Life with Tiles, oil on linen, 13.5" x 10.5"  

Covered Jar with Apples, oil on linen, 13.5" x 9.25"  

Tea Time, oil on line, 9.5" x 10.5"  

Chinoiserie, oil on linen, 8.5" x 9.5"  

Chinoiserie with Blossoms, oil on linen, 8.5" x 11.5"  

Tea Cup with Lemon, oil on linen, 5.5" x 8.25"  

Little Flowers, oil on canvas, 30" x 24"  

Paint 1, oil on canvas, 42" x 53"  

Paint 2, oil on canvas, 52" x 52"  

Paint 3, oil on canvas, 53" x 68"  SOLD 

Paint 4, oil on canvas, 46" x 46"  

Paint #5, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"