A new art book from Nicoletta Ceccoli--her third--collecting her paintings from 2014 to 2018. Text in both English and French.
From the introduction:
Through her artistic explorations of love and loss, Nicoletta illuminates the dark and damaged, rendering them sublime. Soft, endearing colors speak to the subconscious, granting clarity and validation to conflicting emotions.
Nicoletta's work manifests a universe wherein everything that is beautiful is wounded. With soft starkness, she highlights the brutality and muddled nature of the transition of girlhood to womanhood. The Artist's 'Lovely Lolitas' are femme fatales who seduce through veils of chastity.
The pure and innocent color pallet subtly masks desire, repulsion and perversion. Layers of dark symbolism and complexity are presented through the veil of a candy wasteland...
Beneath the alluring imagery, disturbing feelings are intricately examined with a tenderness and beauty that both entices and saddens the viewer. Nicoletta paints a thorough and provocative "Beautiful Nightmare" in which responsibility withers and expectations remain unfulfilled. The broken pieces of Humpty Dumpty will never be put back together again.