Portfolio for Massimiliano Longo - Commissionaportrait
Massimiliano Longo was born in Venice in 1954. He qualified at the Venetian Academy of Fine Art. He began as a professional painter in 1982 and he added illustration to his portfolio in 1986. He has worked in partnership with many of the main Italian Publishers, with particular focus in the area of book covers.He now specialises as portrait painter, and in his canvasses he unites traditional styles with contemporary composition and angles.
He also works in water colour and etching, using both traditional and modern methods.
In all his work, he keeps faith to the Venetian Realism tradition the Verismo Veneto.
Academy of Fine Art of Venice 1980
Simply, I'm from Venice and painting it's on my blood.
I'm Italian but I'm located also in Caversham, Reading.
During the initial stages of a portrait commission I like to spend some time with the sitter just getting to know them.
I study the subject by taking photographs.After selecting a few suitable compositions I supply the client with one
canvas sketch. Here a 1 or 2 hours live sitting. Also on the final step I like to have another sitting.
Children are welcome!
Each painting is presented with a simple linear frame.
Prices quoted are for the standard mediums of oil on canvas and bronze
the case of sculpture). For other media, prices may vary, please enquire
directly with us for more specific quotes.
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