A paradox in art as in life is that the synthesis of powerful
factors finds expression in simple images and messages. Artist
Patrick Antonelle seeks "to combine nature with the ingenuity
of Man -.Architecture - thereby creating a peaceful, workable
Street Scenes of his native and much revered New York City
have become Antonelle's symbols. The artist has devoted himself
to capturing the changing of light and its effects - as day evolves
into night - and the changing of seasons - Central Park adorned
with snow or bejeweled with tulips.
In an impressionistic style, Antonelle uses color with technical
prowess and shares with us a romantic, lush and vibrant landscape
- ebullient yet peaceful - side of the City. In spirit and in
manner Antonelle is easily compared to Renoir and Monet.
Some scenes are drawn from life, but others are imagined nostalgic
days of yesterday, However, all of Antonelle's works are timeless
pieces expressing human nature above all.
In Bonding, a poignant expression of the intimacy between
mother and her children is portrayed as they walk together in
a beautiful, formal, fantasy garden. In Younger Than Springtime,
the rejuvenating power of love bursts forth in the blossoming
of a cherry blossom tree which stands proudly on a carpet of
rich grass. It dominates the painting, but two delicate figures
- mother and child - clad in long white dresses are painted like
small pearls glistening in the distance.
In The Plaza - Winter, the glory and majesty of old classic
facades in the city brings pangs of pride to the viewer. The
magnificent building rises above the golden brown, bare trees.
It is a dramatic. Sight as a blanket of snows covers the ground
of Central Park and the snowflakes form a translucent veil that
gently descends between the viewer and this breathtaking sight.
Patrick Antonelle's work hangs in numerous homes and public collections.
Among his collectors most recently added to his list of notables
- are the Sculleys of Apple Computers. His paintings are in the
possession of Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra, Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Trump, Michele March and Citicorp. The artist also produces limited
edition lithographs and greeting cards.
Patrick Antonelle brings beauty back into the world of art
that has seen too much angst and anger recently. It is no wonder
he has so many admirers and collectors.