Andrew DeCaen is the New and Notable artist for the winter 2013 issue of Drawing. Here, enjoy a few more of his intricate mixed-media drawings, all of which are inspired by scenes from Italian cinema involving food.
For more information–and to see more of the artist’s work–visit www.andrewdecaen.com. Images courtesy the artist and Norwood Flynn Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Dinner for Twelve
2012, silverpoint drawing over tinted ground, 30 x 66.
This image is inspired by Karen Blixen’s short story (and Gabriel Axel’s film) Babette’s Feast.
2012, Conté over acrylic on paper, 23 x 40.
“This drawing was made in response to a scene in Vittorio De Sica’s film Bicycle Thieves,” says DeCaen. “It is drawn in a traditional chiaroscuro method over a trompe-l’œil pizza box.”
2012, graphite over screenprint, 23 x 22.
“This is one of two drawings made in response to Gianni Di Gregorio’s film Mid August Lunch,” DeCaen explains.
2012, graphite and ink over screenprint, 23 x 22.
Created in response to the film The Job, directed by Luchino Visconti, itself inspired by the great medieval writer Boccaccio. The background is made of the artist’s altered version of an engraving by Goltzius.