When I began my search for artists, Giovanni Tazza was the first one I came across. I had already seen his illustrations, which appear regularly in the newspaper El Comercio, but when I saw his painting Muchacha, I was instantly captivated and felt compelled to have it as one of the canvas art prints on our platform.
Made using acrylic paint on canvas, the original painting is 60 x 90 cms. The first thought that came to mind was that Picasso had to be an incredible influence on the artist, because you could see certain traits of his present. The aggressiveness of features like the eyes and the cubist straight nose jump out at the viewer. There is also a sadness in the expression of the girl, which is powerful. When I look at it, I feel like the woman is waiting for me to say something, like I hurt her feelings somehow and now it is my turn to apologize.
Only Giovanni knows who the person really is and he wants to keep it that way. He wants the viewers to use every bit of their imagination as far as who she could be, or what the situation might have been for her expression and the overall mood of the painting. I loved it so much that I felt compelled to have it. But I also felt like I wanted to make it available to others. I thought this is what exclusive canvas art is about; having access to original art works without the hefty price tag.