Hommage à Alberto Morrocco
A limited edition Aeolian Island still life in square format
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This view of Panarea by Adam Butler is available in any custom size in a single panel up to 240 x 500cm
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This still life with a watermelon, bottle and a basket of bougainvillea is a homage to the leading 20th century Scottish-Italian colourist painter Alberto Morrocco. It is from my series of Aeolian Still Lifes set against the deep blue sky of the Mediterranean.
I created this image in 1998, and it is dedicated to the memory of the great Scottish-Italian Colourist painter Alberto Morrocco OBE who died that year. Morrocco was of Italian descent, and his paintings were predominantly Italian street and beach scenes, portraits, and still lifes often with slices of watermelons on tables with kitchen knives in or beside them. Few if any 20th century artists give me as much pleasure as Alberto Morrocco’s work does.
Alberto visited Panarea twice, staying in our house with his family. Panarea certainly left an impression on him – motifs from Panarea such as the surrounding islands of Dattilo, Basiluzzo and Stromboli appeared in many of Alberto’s paintings even decades later.
I am very honoured to have been a family friend of Alberto; his son Leon is also a renowned painter and close friend.
Lose yourself in the Mediterranean and the very essence of the Aeolian Islands with Adam’s sunny and unique collection of the pristinely beautiful Panarea
This image is in a limited edition of 100.
Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity which also signed, numbered and dated.
All of my prints are signed with edition number and title beneath the printed area, which you can decide whether or not to show when mounting and framing. See a video of me doing this.
Acrylic glass prints will have a small and faint embedded digital signature at lower right or lower left.
Each print is either printed by me, or in professional labs in the UK or Europe, and each is carefully checked before sending it out to you.
Your print also comes with a lifetime guarantee*.
Unframed prints are shipped out to you in cardboard tubes, framed or mounted pictures in specially made crates.
*Assuming they are not left in direct sunlight or in excessively humid locations.
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I always have a selection of images in my house in central London that you can come to see in real life before committing to a purchase. Contact me to arrange a viewing.