Lily’s azaleas, and hydrangea’s: You could say that Paolo Bigazzi is the painter of plants and flowers. His art is harmonic and maybe even “musical”, but also hides lots of secret meanings. As we can see he never paints actual landscapes but always nature from an internal point of view, with walls, houses, arches over which sometimes you con see the sea or the beautiful Tuscan sky. In the heart of his paintings are vivid colours of the flowers, as well as contrasts between the hard stone and brick and the fragile delicate flowers; or the red and dry roofs and the green fresh leafs, so there is always this melancholic contradiction behind Bigazzi’s art that at first looks so happy and radiant. Also we can see that these beautiful flowers are always “trapped” in vases and never grow out of the ground, as if Bigazzi was putting limits to them.
His art is delicate and festive, what in a rare and soft way captures people’s eyes. Bigazzi is also a painter with a history: he was born and grew up in Livorno, the city of the Macchiaioli, the most important group of italian painters that were active in the secound part of the 19th century. In fact in his art we can recognise a Mediterranean touch of those times, where the colour is the protagonist. Bigazzi is not a fast painter, he is precise and costructive. His art is unmistakable, recognisable by his use of colour, his pink’s and violets. And this is why Bigazzi is the painter of plants and flowers.