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Giovanni Casadei

Contemplations

October 6 - 30, 2021

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Apple And Red Cabbage  8" x 10"  Oil On Panel

Apple And Red Cabbage

8" x 10"

Oil On Panel

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Basil  9.5" x 7"  Oil On Panel

Basil (SOLD)

9.5" x 7"

Oil On Panel

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Big Waves  9" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Big Waves

9" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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Daffodils In A Silver Goblet  24" x 14.5"  Oil On Panel

Daffodils In A Silver Goblet (SOLD)

24" x 14.5"

Oil On Panel

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Dry Roses & Pumpkin   12" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Dry Roses & Pumpkin 

12" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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English Rose  6" x 9"  Oil On Panel

English Rose

6" x 9"

Oil On Panel

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Flowers  9" x 7"  Oil On Panel

Flowers

9" x 7"

Oil On Panel

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Geraniums & Silver Drapery  12.75" x 15.5"  Oil On Panel

Geraniums & Silver Drapery

12.75" x 15.5"

Oil On Panel

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Interior Still Life With Chair And Drapery  14" x 13.75"  Oil On Panel

Interior Still Life With Chair And Drapery

14" x 13.75"

Oil On Panel

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Interior With Copper Cookie Jar  12" x 13.5"  Oil On Panel

Interior With Copper Cookie Jar

12" x 13.5"

Oil On Panel

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Interior With Flowers & Copper Teapot  12.75" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Interior With Flowers & Copper Teapot (SOLD)

12.75" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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Interior With Peonies   13.75" x 19.5"  Oil On Panel

Interior With Peonies 

13.75" x 19.5"

Oil On Panel

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Interior With Shell And Gourds  20.5" x 14.25"  Oil On Panel

Interior With Shell And Gourds

20.5" x 14.25"

Oil On Panel

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Interior With Water Jug And Teapot   11.5" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Interior With Water Jug And Teapot 

11.5" x 12"

Oil On Panel

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Late Afternoon Light  9" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Late Afternoon Light

9" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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Midnight  12" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Midnight

12" x 12"

Oil On Panel

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Music Pier  12" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Music Pier

12" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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Night Interior   12" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Night Interior 

12" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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Pears In A Silver Bowl  9.5" x 8"  Oil On Panel

Pears In A Silver Bowl

9.5" x 8"

Oil On Panel

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Planter With Gourds  11" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Planter With Gourds

11" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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Ranunculus And Yellow Flowers  13" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Ranunculus And Yellow Flowers

13" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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Roses   11" x 9"  Oil On Panel

Roses 

11" x 9"

Oil On Panel

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Shell  9" x 13.5"  Oil On Panel

Shell

9" x 13.5"

Oil On Panel

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Still Life On A Green Cabinet  12" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Still Life On A Green Cabinet

12" x 12"

Oil On Panel

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Still Life With Cobalt Vase  13.75" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Still Life With Cobalt Vase

13.75" x 12"

Oil On Panel

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Structure  16" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Structure

16" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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The Creamer  10.5" x 12"  Oil On Panel

The Creamer

10.5" x 12"

Oil On Panel

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The Water Tower  9" x 13"  Oil On Panel

The Water Tower

9" x 13"

Oil On Panel

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Waiting For The Rain  11.5" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Waiting For The Rain

11.5" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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White Rose  10.5" x 9"  Oil On Panel

White Rose

10.5" x 9"

Oil On Panel

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Yellow And Blue  11.5" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Yellow And Blue

11.5" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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Apple And Red Cabbage  8" x 10"  Oil On Panel

Apple And Red Cabbage

8" x 10"

Oil On Panel

Basil  9.5" x 7"  Oil On Panel

Basil (SOLD)

9.5" x 7"

Oil On Panel

Big Waves  9" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Big Waves

9" x 14"

Oil On Panel

Daffodils In A Silver Goblet  24" x 14.5"  Oil On Panel

Daffodils In A Silver Goblet (SOLD)

24" x 14.5"

Oil On Panel

Dry Roses & Pumpkin   12" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Dry Roses & Pumpkin 

12" x 14"

Oil On Panel

English Rose  6" x 9"  Oil On Panel

English Rose

6" x 9"

Oil On Panel

Flowers  9" x 7"  Oil On Panel

Flowers

9" x 7"

Oil On Panel

Geraniums & Silver Drapery  12.75" x 15.5"  Oil On Panel

Geraniums & Silver Drapery

12.75" x 15.5"

Oil On Panel

Interior Still Life With Chair And Drapery  14" x 13.75"  Oil On Panel

Interior Still Life With Chair And Drapery

14" x 13.75"

Oil On Panel

Interior With Copper Cookie Jar  12" x 13.5"  Oil On Panel

Interior With Copper Cookie Jar

12" x 13.5"

Oil On Panel

Interior With Flowers & Copper Teapot  12.75" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Interior With Flowers & Copper Teapot (SOLD)

12.75" x 14"

Oil On Panel

Interior With Peonies   13.75" x 19.5"  Oil On Panel

Interior With Peonies 

13.75" x 19.5"

Oil On Panel

Interior With Shell And Gourds  20.5" x 14.25"  Oil On Panel

Interior With Shell And Gourds

20.5" x 14.25"

Oil On Panel

Interior With Water Jug And Teapot   11.5" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Interior With Water Jug And Teapot 

11.5" x 12"

Oil On Panel

Late Afternoon Light  9" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Late Afternoon Light

9" x 14"

Oil On Panel

Midnight  12" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Midnight

12" x 12"

Oil On Panel

Music Pier  12" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Music Pier

12" x 14"

Oil On Panel

Night Interior   12" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Night Interior 

12" x 14"

Oil On Panel

Pears In A Silver Bowl  9.5" x 8"  Oil On Panel

Pears In A Silver Bowl

9.5" x 8"

Oil On Panel

Planter With Gourds  11" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Planter With Gourds

11" x 14"

Oil On Panel

Ranunculus And Yellow Flowers  13" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Ranunculus And Yellow Flowers

13" x 14"

Oil On Panel

Roses   11" x 9"  Oil On Panel

Roses 

11" x 9"

Oil On Panel

Shell  9" x 13.5"  Oil On Panel

Shell

9" x 13.5"

Oil On Panel

Still Life On A Green Cabinet  12" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Still Life On A Green Cabinet

12" x 12"

Oil On Panel

Still Life With Cobalt Vase  13.75" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Still Life With Cobalt Vase

13.75" x 12"

Oil On Panel

Structure  16" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Structure

16" x 14"

Oil On Panel

The Creamer  10.5" x 12"  Oil On Panel

The Creamer

10.5" x 12"

Oil On Panel

The Water Tower  9" x 13"  Oil On Panel

The Water Tower

9" x 13"

Oil On Panel

Waiting For The Rain  11.5" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Waiting For The Rain

11.5" x 14"

Oil On Panel

White Rose  10.5" x 9"  Oil On Panel

White Rose

10.5" x 9"

Oil On Panel

Yellow And Blue  11.5" x 14"  Oil On Panel

Yellow And Blue

11.5" x 14"

Oil On Panel

“I am in love with nature, with light, with form, with the natural abstraction that light creates; to see the common with an uncommon eye."

- Giovanni Casadei

Artist Statement

Late Afternoon Light, 9" x 14", Oil On Panel

Always painting directly from nature, Giovanni Casadei invites the viewer to share in his experience of seeing: to participate in the flood of feelings and intuitions that come from the act of making a work of art.  The result is a sharing of perception between the artist and the viewer, as familiar objects and places are filtered through the eyes of the painter and offered to the observer as paintings that are intimate in scale but grand in impact.  

Artist Statement 2

Yellow And Blue, 11.5" x 14", Oil On Panel

This body of work reflects Casadei’s philosophy of trusting his instincts and establishing a personal relationship with what he observes during his process of painting. Casadei says, “I am in love with nature, with light, with form, with the natural abstraction that light creates; to see the common with an uncommon eye.  I want simply to experience the moment and see what I can discover through the process and medium of painting….I am in a place of freedom, pure freedom of expression.”  Demonstrating a mastery of the way light plays on objects, Casadei uses the interplay of illumination and shadow to create mystery and depth in his still life paintings and to capture the ever-changing drama of the sun-swept expanses of the Jersey shore. 

White Rose, 10.5" x 9", Oil On Panel

White Rose, 10.5" x 9", Oil On Panel

Giovanni Casadei began his studies at the Scuola Libera del Nudo (Free School for Drawing) in Rome, Italy, where he also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. After moving to Philadelphia, he received a Certificate in Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1992. His works have been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions all across the country and he currently teaches painting at the Fleischer Art Memorial. Casadei is the recipient of many awards for his work, including the Berthe M. Goldberg Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2006. He has been represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery for over ten years.

 

Interior Still Life With Chair And Drapery, 14" x 13.75", Oil On Panel

Interior Still Life With Chair And Drapery, 14" x 13.75", Oil On Panel