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56. Chiara Elisa Ragghianti

Cheapside Market

Estimate: £1,200 - 1,800

Signed and dated
Acrylic painting on plywood
61 x 61 cm.
Painted in 2011

Cheapside Market, Barbados provides the vibrant scene for this painting.

Chiara Elisa Ragghianti recalls a walk though the market in Bridgetown with its bright lights, fresh fruit, and its aromatic herbs and spices. The artist aims to capture some sense of being in the market and of the people that populate it. Painted from her home country of Italy, this is a memory reduced to a few powerful colours and reminiscences. 

Chiara's paintings look for the moment where the imagination meets reality. Her studies in the History of Film seep into her paintings where she depicts mundane moments of life but often crops them or intensifies the colour to create something more cinematic. 

Visual arts, History of Film at DAMS, Alma Mater University in Bologna.
Master in Economics of Art and Culture, Alma Mater University in Bologna.

Selected Exhibitions: Ventotto, Otto Zoo Contemporary Art Gallery, Milan 2012. Project Room, Otto Zoo Contemporary Art Gallery, Milan 2011. 

Chiara's work is held in Private Collections in Italy, USA and Canada


07 Dec Dec 07

Menier Gallery, London SE1 1RU