Zinelli, Carlo

In his tempera drawings Carlo uses a thin paintbrush like a pencil. He draws outlines and mostly fills these silhouette-like shapes with colour in parallel strokes. He draws plants, animals, boats, military vessels and human figures. His men and women only sometimes wear clothes except hats and shoes. They haven’t got naturalist features, the faces always painted in side-view. Peculiar for Carlo become the rhythmic rows of similar schematic items or persons. Time and again we find the same motifs, birds, boats, etc. The masses of people are fully isolated, without interrelation. He fills the entire format up to its margins. The drawings have a very graphic look.