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PATERNUOSTO

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"THE ART OF ENCAUSTIC"
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ENCAUSTIC FRESCO OF POMPEI.






​MICHELE

​PATERNUOSTO



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MICHELE PATERNUOSTO WAS BORN IN 1943 IN TORO, IN MOLISE. HIS ARTISTIC LIFE STARTED AT 15 YEARS OF AGE AT CAMPOBASSO UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF TWO MASTER PAINTERS FROM MOLISE, ANGELO FRATIPIETRO AND NICOLA RAGO FROM WHOM HE RECEIVED HIS FIRST ARTISTIC TRAINING. 

IN THE EARLY 60S, MICHELE CONTINUED TO WORK AROUND ROME, AND EVEN ABROAD, IN GERMANY AND CANADA. THEN HE FINALLY SETTLED IN ROME, WHERE HE WORKS IN HIS WORKSHOP AT THE COLISEUM. 
IN HIS LONG CAREER HE PRACTISED DIFFERENT ARTISTIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES THE MOST FASCINATING, BEING ENCAUSTIC, BUT ALSO SCAGLIOLA, A FRESCO POLISHED AND RESTORATION. HIS WORKS ARE FEATURED IN ITALY AND EVEN ABROAD, IN MUSEUMS, PALACES, CHURCHES AND PATRIZI PALACE AND THE HOUSES OF WELL-KNOWN POLITICAL PEOPLE AND FAMOUS ITALIANS. 
IN THE 1970S MICHELE SPECIALIZED IN ENCAUSTIC PAINTING. MICHELE REMEMBERS THAT HE WENT AS A CHILD WITH HIS FATHER TO VISIT THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS OF POMPEII, HIS FATHER SHOWED HIM AND EXPLAINED THAT THOSE FRESCOS REMAINED SO VIVID, DESPITE 2000 YEARS OF BAD WEATHER, AND THE DESTRUCTION BY ASH AND LAPILLI FROM VESUVIUS, BECAUSE THEY WERE MADE USING THE ENCAUSTIC TECHNIQUE. 
HE WAS SO ENCHANTED THAT HE PROMISED TO HIS FATHER TO REPRODUCE THAT ANCIENT AD HOC TECHNIQUE. 
IN THE 80S HE BEGAN HIS FIRST WORK WITH THIS TECHNIQUE AND IN 1986 ORGANIZED HIS FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION IN ROME IN TRASTEVERE. HE HAD SEVERAL SHOWS RIGHT UP TO 2013 IN ROME IN THE MUSEUM OF  ROMAN CIVILIZATION ON THE THEME OF "NARRATING THE ANCIENT: EARTH, WATER AND FIRE." NOW HE GIVES COURSES ON ENCAUSTIC TECHNIQUES ORGANIZED BY AD HOC. 




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MARIA LUIGIA ZOPPIS - MICHELE PATERNUOSTRO - ENNIO TOMASSONI.




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THE WORKSHOP NEAR THE​ COLISEUM.





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