New art in Casa Diana Gallery

By Carmen Gutiérrez

Princess Margherita Branciforte was born in Venice, Italy. She studied art in Rome, Paris, and London. Her work is part of important collections in Italy, Spain, France, England, South Africa, Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the US. From the beginning of her artistic career, she has participated in various international competitions and has received several important recognitions.

Homage to Deborah Turbeville
By Margherita Branciforte
Sat, Feb 15, 6–9pm
Galería Casa Diana
Recreo 48

Her paintings transmit the magical subtleness of the fog that covers her native Venice. To this romantic setting Margherita adds crisp, striking colors that remind us that she has lived in Mexico for 15 years. Her sculpture speaks of her love of music as it mainly consists of guitars and musical notes. It also shows off her great ability to portray the human form. Though at first her jewelry seems heraldic and medieval, it includes details that break with the anticipated symmetry and transform the piece into something unique and modern. Margherita also dedicates herself to make portraits of people and house pets where her dexterity becomes apparent. In these portraits not only do we observe a striking similarity with reality, but we can also appreciate the individuality of each character. The composition of the artwork seems natural, as if a moment in the life of the person portrayed is captured.

For the exhibition of February 15 at Galería Casa Diana, Margherita will present her most recent work which consists of an ode to the great photographer Deborah Turbeville, who passed away only a few months ago. Margherita deeply admires Deborah’s work and also feels a profound connection with her. Perhaps it is that air of elegant nostalgia or maybe it is the creation of an art that evokes melancholy and timelessness that unites these two artists. Their synchronicity becomes evident in the collection in which Deborah’s photographs fuse into Margherita’s canvas almost effortlessly. The work demonstrates Margherita’s profound understanding of Deborah’s artwork but also shares a personal interpretation of the world that surrounds each photograph. Besides exhibiting the ode consisting of 19 pieces in mixed media, Margherita’s well-known jewelry will also be displayed.


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