Pietro Piccoli was born in 1954 in the small town of Montopoli di Sabina in Central Italy. He became fascinated with the arts at a very tender age, and at only sixteen, was enrolled by his parents in the Latina's high school for the arts.
By the age of twenty, Piccoli set off for Rome, which in the early 70s was an exciting place for a young artist and indeed a breathing ground for new ideas and on the cutting edge of the international art scene. Piccoli immediately immersed himself in this new environment, experimenting with new ideas and absorbing the innovative concepts of the many artists whose studios he attended and to whom he apprenticed himself. Moreover, for a year or so, he travelled in the North of Italy and visited Paris and Zurich.
Throughout his career, Piccoli has adopted various styles varying from impressionism, expressionism, and fauvism. Within only ten years, he succeeded in identifying a definate direction toward the synthesis he sought to acheive. His colours became brighter, his brushwork more free. Soon, he began adding patches of pure abstraction as a sort of 'out of focus' overlay in front of the pure landscape. These patches serve as a visual relief from the strongly geometric architectural forms. In his most recent works, the subject matter has become incorporated into abstraction.
He is the definate artist of 'the Mediteranean World' . The essence of the Mediterranean is colour and light; hence, everything in Piccoli's works focuses on these two elements- painting cities, beaches and seas with a compelling blend of realism and abstraction, visual detaill and imagination which will ignite your appreciation for the beauty which surrounds.
Piccoli's style moves the viewer with the passionate use of colour; depicting warm and silent landscapes, the riches of nature, the charm and fascination of sunsets full of light, the sudden echoes of the sera, the simple architecture of the marine world, the humble fishermen boats, all coming together.