art as a form of life
Cavazzon has been around the world of art for almost thirty years.
He is known most of all for his portraits of well-known figures,
works which are born from the need to establish a more intimate
relation with mankind.
Cavazzon’s full technical mastery
always comes forth in his works: soft luministic effects, delicate
transparencies through a masterful and delicate game of glazing,
with acrylics, pencil, ink and with thin layers of highly diluted
His activity as a scenographer in younger years,
which has deeply influenced his painting and drawing, lies at the
base of this study. This manifests itself in the rigorous
attention he places on luminous phenomena, to light’s
evanescence or solarity in order to create figures which are not
mere copies of the original (Cavazzon is an artist).
classical eurytmics in Cavazzon’s marvelous Bacchantes
allow us a close-up view where we can grasp and understand in full
the originality of his work: three figures are shrouded in an
artificial and bewitching light with precious tones of red, orange
and pink and immersed in an unreal setting as their ethereal
beauty fades away. More generally, however, the subjects he
prefers to portray are female figures (even nudes) with whom we
establish a sort of intense visual dialogue so as to project our
desires upon them.
A woman accepts to be portrayed in her
more intimate light; is a symbol of the life and love that lie
within her. Cavazzon searches for the most hidden sides in her
eyes, which are tender and sensual at the same time.
the portraitist places himself in direct contact with life’s
experiences and this comes out also in his male figures. Each of
his characters reveals a past story with his own experiences. Here
we find the soul of Cavazzon, who has never lived the present
thinking about what was to come. He lives today turning to the
past to better understand himself and to be able to look beyond
with a renewed sense of faith. He sees art as a way of life par
Sketching has always been the base for his
paintings (his sketches which dwell on some of the main themes of
his art are indeed beautiful), even during his experience, which
he likes to define as “informal”, during the late seventies.
Cavazzon’s most recent works have focused on acrylic
compositions, with oil and also ink, made on wooden boards or on
paper where the intense and vibrant colours have a luminosity
typically found in his acrylic painting.
The wish for
immediacy and the desire for freedom, that sincere, vital and
energetic contact with his brush, his spatula, his colours and
stand have guided Cavazzon in his works to develop a faster and
more immediate stroke, to create stimulating chromatic rhythms of
contrapunto, so vital in their richness of precious, soft and
ever-changing tonalisms, lighting up and turning off, and
changeable in their chromatic hues. The artist deeply identifies
with his work, so much so he is almost in a state of trance while
painting or sketching, thus striking a true art and life binomial,
forgetting all that surrounds him. However, in the end, his
vitality is almost entirely dominated by his technical mastery. In
his creations, Cavazzon has always elicited great interest both
artistically and for his expressive force. In his most recent
La zucca, Gate
Cancello) he has reached effects of greater formal synthesis and
touched moments of high poetic intensity.