Artist Gioacchino Passini takes an ordinary blank canvas and transforms it into a larger-than-life garden of dewdrop-covered roses. The petals appear soft and supple, an effect that is heightened by the flowers’ brilliant coloring. Passini’s large-scale paintings not only offer audiences an in-depth look at the beauty of nature, but they’re also a way for the artist himself to explore the minute details that tower above him as he paints.
Each painting in Passini’s impressive portfolio offers a realistic sense of depth. It may seem that the beads of water are an unnecessary addition, but they add a remarkable touch of hyperrealism. Up-close, you can see that Passini incorporates light and shadow into each water droplet to make viewers wonder if the sun’s shining nearby. It feels as though you can reach out and pluck one of the painter’s flowers right out of his workspace.