Carl Melegari

Carl Melegari was born in Denbighshire, North Wales, of Italian parentage and now lives in Bristol His contemporary approach to painting explores both the human form and the urban landscape. Melegari primarily focuses on the semi-abstraction within the figure and has become increasingly fascinated by the versatility of oil paint. Often working from life and models, Melegari explores how the physicality of the paint combined with the density of pigment can give a sense of life radiating from the canvas: as if to evoke the vigour of the human form. His approach to painting explores the treatment and handling of paint whilst conveying expressionistic nudes and landscapes. His paintings arguably focus just as much on the medium of paint, and how it reacts with the surface, as they do on the subject of the painting. Through the veils of layers, achieved by continuously accumulating and scraping back the paint, a figure emerges as if to suggest how the sitter itself has become enveloped and partly obscured by the energy of the paint.



Selected Bibliography
The Sketching and Drawing Bible Marilyn Scott
The Artists Pocket Palette North Light
The Perfect Drawing Harper Collins
The Encyclopaedia of Drawing Techniques Running Press
How to Capture Movement in your Paintings Arum


Midas
Oil
30 x 30cm
1400

Llanberis Pass
Oil
61 x 46 cm
2100

Worms Head Rhosili
Oil
60 x 40 cm
1980



Herschel
Oil
77 x 102 cm
sold

Carl Melegari
Gaius
Oil
20 x 25 cm
980

Goia
Oil
20 x 25cm
sold



Tryfan, Snowdonia
Oil
40 x 40cm
1600

Cosima
Oil
20 x 25 cm
980

Cascata Fiori Rosa
Oil
102 x 76cm
sold



Loxias
Oil
20 x 25cm
sold

Zeta
Oil
102 x 76cm
sold

Agapeto
Oil
91 x 61cm
sold



Sheep I
Oil
20 x 20 cm
sold

Landaff Cathedral I
Oil
20 x 25cm
sold


Llyn Idwal
Oil
51 x 51 cm
2000



Llandaff Cathedral II
Oil
20 x 25cm
sold

Roses in white vase
Oil
20 x 25cm
980

Roses in lilac vase
Oil
20 x 25cm
980



Sgwd yr Eira
Oil
20 x 25cm
980

Sheep II
Oil
20 x 20 cm
850

Federigio
Oil
61 x 46cm
sold



Faury Glen
Oil
20 x 25cm
980

Miners I
Oil
91 x 61cm
sold

Giraldo
Oil
46 x 35cm
sold



Elena
Oil
102 x 76cm
sold

Dante
Oil
46 x 35 cm
sold

Elmo
Oil
46 x 35cm
sold



Ercole
Oil
51 x 51cm
sold

Ettore
Oil
91 x 91cm
4000

Anonciada
Oil
60 x 76cm
sold



Chiarra
Oil
61 x 46cm
2100

Callisto
Oil
61 x 46cm
sold

Miners II
Oil
91 x 61cm
sold



Rhesus
Oil
15 x 20cm
sold

Kyros
Oil
15 x 20cm
sold

Meirius
Oil
61 x 46cm
sold



Hadrian
Oil
91 x 61cm
sold

Vala
Oil
20 x 25cm
sold

Aegeus
Oil
20 x 15cm
880



Dino
Oil
76 x 61cm
sold

Neto Duo
Oil
102 x 76cm
sold

Paz
Oil
20 x 15cm
sold



Regina
Oil
61 x 46cm
2200

Senona
Oil
76 x 61cm
sold

Gabino
Oil
76 x 61cm
sold



Lalla
Oil
76 x 61cm
sold

Bartoli
Oil
76 x 61
sold

Adalia
Oil
76 x 61cm
sold



Hilario Duo
Oil
61 x 46cm
2200

Faro
Oil
76 x 61 cm
sold

Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle
Oil
51 x 51cm
2150


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