Drawings gallery – contemporary art
The drawings don’t always prepare to something else
The drawing is the oldest form of art. Those of Petrelli are not really preparatory drawings. Most of the time they do not become paintings. They lose their freshness. The artist is always looking for an effect. Then he adds a small part of the painting techniques too. But drawing is still predominant. As well as in the paintings, the artist does not like to define the background. It is mainly mixed with the subjects that seem to break free from it. Petrelli loves the colors of the earth, burnt sienna, ocher, the blood. In some drawings, the artist is limited simply to define the spots from which emerges as a mysterious figure or a castle (“Compassion inhuman”). Strong men are represented or in a static pose or while fighting in compositions full of dynamism. Grotesque characters, caricatures of politicians and monsters finally conclude the series of the favorite subjects for drawings.