L UCA DEL BALDO

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*For commissioned portraits or reproduction permission, please contact me via the link above.



Bien plus que le squelette, c'est la chair,
je veux dire la charogne, qui nous trouble et nous alarme;
qui nous apaise aussi.


(Emil Cioran: " Paleontologie")


El ojo que ves no es
ojo porque tú lo veas;
es ojo porque te ve.
(ANTONIO MACHADO:“Proverbios y Cantares”)


Clement Greenberg: "In today's world, it's impossible to paint a face."


De Kooning's response: "That's right. And it's impossible not to."


"Iconoclasm #1
/REPIN/IgorPodporin"

Oil on linen

Arthur Rimbaud /Selfie from Harar

Oil and acrylic on canvas board

"Donald Trump /Zapruder"
(Dogs have always been my friends Project)

Acrylic and oil on Linen 

"Newton's Disk /Adolf Hitler und Blondi" (Dogs have always been my friends Project)

Oil and acrylic on linen

"UBU ROI / Gaddafi"

Oil on linen

"Jean  Genet/Double Portrait"

Oil and acrylic on canvas board

"1978 - Selfportrait with Grey Felt Hat"

Oil and acrylic on canvas                                              (ICONOCLASM Project)

"Ludwig Wittgenstein"

Oil on linen                                                                                      (Dedicated to Arthur C. Danto)

"Immanuel Kant's Death Mask"

Oil and acrylic on Saunders Waterford Paper

"The Power of the Dog /The Bucha Massacre"

Acrylic and oil on canvas board

"Francisco GOYA"

Drawing on paper

"John Berger"

Oil on linen

"Aleister Crowley"

Oil on linen

"Abraham Lincoln's Death Mask"

Oil on linen

"Никола II"

Oil and acrylic on Canson Paper

"Balthus"

Oil on canvas board

"Mussolini's Head # 2"

Oil on wood

"Rudolf Steiner"

Oil on linen

"Men of stars # 3"

Oil on wood

"Men of Stars  # 4"
Oil on canvas

"Gorilla # 1"

Oil on canvas

"William Blake's Death Mask"

Oil on linen

"Malcolm X"

Oil on linen

"Just Stop Sunflower Oil"

Acrylic and oil on Saunders Waterford Paper.                          *** Thanks to Dario Gamboni and Alexander Nemerov

"Lucian Freud"

Oil on linen

"LAX."

Acrylic on linen

"Ludwig Wittgenstein"

Oil on linen

"1921 - Tulsa Massacre"

Oil  and acrylic on Linen

"Ernst Junger"

Oil and acrylic on wood

"Anders Zorn"

Acrylic  and oil on canvas board

Study for "M25/Maggie"

Oil and acrylic on wood

"Jack on the beach"

Oil and acrylic on wood

"Wolf"

Oil on wood

"Kau # 3"

Oil on wood

"Leni und Nuba"

Oil on wood

"Carlo Emilio Gadda"

Oil on linen

"Philip Guston"

Oil and acrylic on canvas

"Slavoj Zizek /The Visionary Academy of Ocular Mentality"

Oil on linen

"Alberto Sordi"

Oil on canvas

"Samuel  R. Delany"

Acrylic on Saunders Waterford Paper

"Phil K. Dick /Doppelganger"

Acrylic on Canson Paper

"Vladimir Putin with Dolphins"

Oil on linen

"AL  PACINO"

Oil on canvas

Charles Baudelaire

Oil and acrylic on linen

"Zweiter Akt /Erste Szene - L'art chez les Fous"

Oil on wood

Clint Eastwood

Oil on canvas

"Elegia"

Oil on wood

"Mick Jagger"

Oil on linen

"The Hooded Man"

Acrylic on Saunders Waterford Paper

"Gian Maria Volonté"

Oil on canvas                                                                                            (From "Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto by Elio Petri)

Lou Reed

(From Chuck Close's photograph)                                                   Oil on canvas


Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Oil and acrylic on canvas board

Arthur C. Danto /The Visionary Academy of Ocular Mentality

Oil on linen

Jonathan Brown /The Visionary Academy of Ocular Mentality

Oil on linen

Svetlana Alpers /The Visionary Academy of Ocular Mentality"

(from Michael Baxandall's Photograph)

Oil and acrylic on linen

Paul Gauguin (Dedicated to Rick Brettell)

Oil and acrylic on canvas board

"AUSTRIA FELIX /Thomas Bernhard"

Oil on linen

Willem Dafoe

Oil on linen

Pina  Bausch

Acrylic and oil on canvas board

Sophia Loren

(from "Una Giornata Particolare" by Ettore Scola)

Oil on canvas

"NUBA # 3"

Oil on wood                                                                                  (From Leni Riefenstahl's photograph)

Aby WARBURG /The Centaur

Oil on linen

Gilles  Deleuze

Oil on linen

J.G. Ballard

Oil on linen

Sean Scully

Acrylic and oil on linen                                                                          *** Thanks to Sean Scully 

The Invaders /Ronnie & Nancy

Oil and acrylic on linen

IGGY POP

Acrylic on Saunders Waterford Paper

Brian Aldiss

Oil on linen

Anna Magnani /Nannarella

 (from "Mamma Roma" by  Pasolini)Oil on canvas


Yukio MISHIMA' s  last Day 

Acrylic on canvas board

André Malraux

Oil on linen

Mike Tyson  Vs.  Evander Holyfield

Acrylic on canvas board

Bob Dylan

Acrylic and oil on canvas board

Kniefall von Warschau/1970/Willy Brandt

Acrylic on Linen

"Piergiorgio Bellocchio"

 (From "Marx può aspettare" by Marco Bellocchio)        Acrylic and oil on canvas board

Alberto Savinio

Oil on canvas board

Munster Abbess /Iconoclasm 

Oil on linen                                                                                     (Dedicated to Martin Warnke and Horst Bredekamp)

Emil  M. Cioran

Oil on Linen

Antonin Artaud

Oil on linen

Jurgen Habermas

Oil on linen

Paul Virilio

Oil on linen

Andreas Baader /In-Stasi

oil on linen

William S. Burroughs

Acrylic on Saunders Waterford Paper

Lev Nikolàevič Tolstòj / Лев Николаевич Толсто́й

Oil and acrylic on wood

Jean-Paul Sartre

Oil on linen

"Der Wille Zur Macht"

Oil on wood(From Leni Riefenstahl's photograph)

Osip E. Mandel'stam

Oil on linen

Friedrich Nietzsche/A colpi d'ascia

Oil on linen

Samuel  Beckett

Oil on Linen

"GEORGE  STEINER/The Visionary Academy of Ocular Mentality"

Oil on Saunders Waterford Paper

Frank  Auerbach

Oil on Linen

"Harold Bloom/The Visionary Academy of Ocular Mentality"

Acrylic on Saunders Waterford Paper

Luigi Pirandello

Oil on canvas

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

oil on linen

"Mario Adorf/Karl Marx"                                        

Don  DeLillo

Oil and acrylic on canvas

Men of Stars

Oil on wood

Lewis Hamilton/ Fist

Queen Elizabeth's Rhinoplasty

Oil on linen

Bobby Sands

Acrylic and oil on wood

Ronnie The Swimmer

oil and acrylic on Saunders Waterford Paper

"Leçons du mardi à la Salpêtrière/PPP"

Oil on canvas