The painter of Lugano
was born in 1941, a year of WWII that left its mark on all of mankind,
including the people of the small village of Angera on Lake Maggiore. He
was one of those who were born there, when black and grey were the predominant
While growing up, however,
he learned to appreciate a much more colorful world: the warm colors of
summer, when the wheat fields were interspersed with wild poppies and lilies
and the lake reflected the blue of a cloudless sky; in the fall, when the
first smoke curled out of the chimneys, the intense hues of the grape harvest
transported on oxcarts through the narrow lanes of the village; finally
the white, blue and pearl gray of winter, followed by the exquisite colors
of spring. All this fascinated the young Varsalona and created in him the
desire to delve into this world of colors and to portray it for others.
He not only learned to use paint as a tool but also to become the tool
of his paint.
|In this brief biography
Varsalona cannot and does not want to give an exhaustive history of this
life and and his growth as an artist. He prefers to let the magic simplicity
of his work speak for itself. Although he long ago celebrated the “silver
wedding anniversary” with his art, he loves it more than ever. He is ready
and eager to take up new challenges. On this website, Varsalona presents
himself and invites you to participate in the poetry of his world of colors.
He will be happy to receive your questions, comments and suggestions.
Varsalona was and still is
always striving to paint canvases of lasting value. May he be granted the
wish of every artist – that his art outlive the man who created it!
Sunday, 22 december 2002