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The Scarf Portraitist


Joseph Genova

Recently, I posted about an artist who made perfect replicas of fabric in glass. Today’s fine artist paints fabrics instead. Fine artist Joseph Genova posted one of his remarkable scarf paintings on a Facebook group to which I belong, Vintage Fashion Uncovered, and I was absolutely captivated!

“Joseph Genova… is a mostly self-taught artist, drawing inspiration from Renaissance art and 19th-century Italian art. His greatest influence is the dramatic light of the 17th-century Italian artist, Michelangelo Caravaggio.”

– Joseph Genova Biography

Genova’s love of Renaissance art especially comes through in his use of chiaroscuro. The dramatic contrast between the light and dark parts of the canvas are wonderfully dramatic and lush looking. Although the artist paints truly lovely landscapes and flowers, it’s his photorealistic depictions of fabrics and textures that have me wishing for more.

You can follow Joseph Genova on his website and on Instagram.

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My painting of Jane’s Crazy Quilt

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Mary Sue’s Scarf

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “The Scarf Portraitist

  1. Oh he is good. I remember taking a class on fabric folds in art school .It’s not easy to get the light right. Practice, practice.

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  2. I had a dream last night but it was not about painting on fabric. She was ………. This is not new but I just never attempted it. He does some really outstanding art. Couldn’t figure out the still life from the scarf. If he only uses fabric as a canvas he does a great job with that also. Enjoyed his Instagram page. Hal

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  3. His work is beautiful, thanks for the introduction!

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  4. Oh I love scarves and these look so special.

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