Book Review: Colors of Asia: Painting by Francesco Lietti

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When Italian-born artist Francesco Lietti visited Hong Kong in 2005, he was so inspired by what he saw and felt that he moved to live there in 2006. Since then, he has been creating artworks inspired by the city.

Colors of Asia features the paintings, collages and photos of Francesco Lietti. This guy travels a lot so you're not only see the works of Hong Kong, but also artworks inspired by other countries and landscapes as well, such as London, India, Philippines, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia and more. There are stories of his trips, and essays written by others who know him and his work. It's very interesting to read about his life, inspiration work.

All the photographs included are really beautiful. They are well composed that I'm actually tempted to use them as reference photos to make my own drawings. His artworks, the canvas paintings, looks wonderful. They are his impressions and interpretation of the places he has been to. The style looks compressed as if taken from a zoomed in telephoto less. There's a lot of overlap, to create this depth, a compressed depth, colours are vibrant and his scenes are filled with liveliness. Also included are some of the collaboration pieces he has created with school children.

This is a nice collection of work. The book's a 208-page paperback.

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