and fine arts
Elisabetta Trevisan painter and illustrator
Syrens, Ladies and flowers..
I have devoted myself to painting since more than 30 years. My artworks are realized using m.d. panels on which I work mixing different techniques: gouache, pastel, watercolour. I also decorate on backed clay, glass, wood, fabrics, mural surfaces and self-made Papier-maché objects. Moreover, I have contributed as an illustrator to many magazines, books and even tarot cards. I realized settings for animated films for the television. My favourite subjects are women, both real and mythological and I also like to think about my paintings as vegetal and animal microcosms
"Lyrical and oneiric, Elisabetta Trevisan’s painting raises softly the veils of reality, bringing us nearer to secrets enfolded in the simplest things of everyday life..."
Antonella Iurilli Duhamel
Elisabetta Trevisan, inspired by the Renaissance and the Pre-Raphaelites with their infamous depiction of female ﬁgures in interior and exterior environments, has created a stunning oeuvre dominated by women with beautiful hair styles and ﬂowing fabrics. Paying attention to detail, her ﬁgures are engaged with their surrounding environment and in some cases they even become an integral part of it. Her painstakingly attention to detail is further explored in the depiction of those environments, ranging from ﬂowers, plants, the sea, the sky to interiors. The play between light and shadow further contributes to creating an atmospheric scenery for both the depicted ﬁgure and the viewer.
What has enabled her to create such pictures - serene and full of vitality at the same time - is the use of tempera and water-soluble pencils. She has provided clear evidence of her talent with those two media, as can be seen by the airy and mythical - in a way - ﬁgures she has created. What one should also pay attention to is the still lives she has produced, which either form the subject of a picture on its own right or part of the background, complementing the sensuality of unique beauty of each work.
Klairi Angelou, University of Bristol, 2013✭ Elisabetta Trevisan’s Paintings on USEUM
My paintings as copies and design
Copies and design from my paintings are available in Redbubble and Blurb, as books, art posters, canvas and many other types of objects.