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The Symbolic Nature of Agostino Arrivabene

Posted by J Meyers on


Canto Infernale I, Agostino Arrivabene

Agostino Arrivabene is a masterful and visionary painter from the Italian countryside. He paints using ground pigments and many other traditional working methods that yield themselves to a timeless nature. This is a world of symbols, ancient landscapes and psychological probing that is truly Arrivabene's own.

Arrivabene creates his textured works in a seventeenth-century house outside Milan, Italy. The relative seclusion of the rural farmhouse gives Arrivabene the needed psychological room to paint free from modern world's distractions. At times you can see Arrivabene's love for the old world masters of William Blake and Goya and at others; a more relatively modern Grattage texture of Max Ernst is employed. Dark Art & Craft has chosen some of our favorite, mostly oil, painted works from Arrivabene's extensive collection. Please view his full portfolio and Artist information here agostinoarrivabene.it 

capro nero

Another feature article on the working habits of the Artist and a full interview, from Weird Fiction Review http://weirdfictionreview.com/2013/09/the-visionary-worlds-of-agostino-arrivabene/

grande landscape painting dark landscape

La Grande Opera, Oil on Linen

Ads I

Ads I, Oil on Linen

Lichenes by Agostino Arrivabene

Lichenes, Agostino Arrivabene

La Grande Voce Oil, gold leaf on wood

La Grande Voce, Oil, gold leaf on wood


Rapture, 2012, Oil on Linen, Agostino Arrivabene

Article and image resource "Agostino Arrivabene - A Modern Alchemist" https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/agostino-arrivabene/

Persefone Metastatica

Persefone Metastatica, Oil on Linen

 skull art

In-finitum, Oil on wood


Prefica Mutante IIOil on Linen

vanitas dark painting skull

Vanitas Newtoniana, Oil on Linen


Resurrectio, Oil on Linen


Capro Bianco, Oil on Linen painting

Artist Resources & Links

Please view Arrivabene's Instagram here https://instagram.com/agostinoarrivabeneart/ for his latest art and works in progress. A full gallery of his work can also be found here www.agostinoarrivabene.it

J Meyers

@ Dark Art & Craft, print collector and Artist from Cleveland.


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  • Love these paintings!

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