Pino Artwork in Demand

Pino Daeni passed away on the 25th of May 2010 but his legacy continues through his exquisite Romantic Impressionist paintings. Pino has quite a following indeed in many parts of the world. Known for his brilliant work in illustrations, before the advent of digital art and computer generated graphics; the few specialist illustrators like Pino had the market all to themselves. Pino art can be found on the novels of famous authors like Danielle Steele and Nora Roberts.

Pino is credited with having defined this genre of commercial art for thirteen years. Many top publishing houses in America experienced tremendous growth during that period and many are grateful to Pino for his work that complemented many romance novels with attractive and sensual covers and allowed them to expand their markets.

Pino retired from illustration work in 1992 and started painting exclusively in oil. His complete collection of works comprises many paintings, all oil on board that of the size 30 X 22 inches.

Many art galleries the world over are host to some of his originals and there is an open market for the thousands of Giclees in both paper and canvas that have been replicated from his work. These Giclees come in various sizes with prices going up to a good few thousand dollars apiece.

The Birth of a Collection

Pino got hold of the May Gallery in Scottsville, Arizona and showed them but five paintings he produced. They were simply blown away by their beauty and this is when his paintings became an established brand. His works started to appear in famous galleries and during this time Pino appeared on major TV networks his and several local and international publications feature his interviews.

He was a master of capturing expressions on the faces of models that are found on his paintings and over and above his personal collection was also required to do many private commissioned portraits.

Pino art as a personal style

His use of colors in his paintings exhibit a strong alliance with keeping everything harmonized in such a way that produces a tetradic effect. This means that colors over the canvas seem to flow in a rectangular format. It also allows the strict to experiment with different possibilities of presentation.

Compositions center around four main colors that blend seamlessly together almost omitting outlines at the same time still conveying the subject’s importance.

Pino was adept at using this technique and his works reflect an air of talent that allows him to play with one main color and support it with the inclusion of just another three supporting colors. His work is very romantic and every painting that he has produced features a woman who is adorned in soft brushstrokes and sensuality. Pino painted using oil mainly on linen and sometimes board was the preferred surface.

His paintings reveal his underlying skill in presenting movement as models showcased in his work do not merely stand around but are always engaged in a dynamic pose either in the middle of moving, having moved or intending to gesture or take a step. This creates a powerful feeling of peering into the life of his subject and makes one to know more about ‘her’.

Pino art over the years shows experimentation with Expressionism and you can’t escape his adoration for Romanticism. However his work remains distinctly Impressionistic and it is no wonder that this genre is one of the most successful art movements of our age.

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Naomi's Banner 4 years ago from United States

Beautiful and soft illusion of beauty. I really enjoyed this Hub and the paintings. The technique is very interesting as well.


gogogo 4 years ago

Excellent, the paintings are lovely. Thanks for sharing


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Better Yourself 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you both! So glad you enjoyed it! Pino's artwork really is exquisite!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

I love Pino! I did not know he had passed though until I came over to read your fabulous article.

Thank you very much for the link to my Hub!! I am so honored. I am well pleased to find a kindred spirit when it comes to beautiful art.


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Better Yourself 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

You are very welcome! Enjoyed your Hub as well - you've got some beautiful pieces and an amazing collection!


Dev 3 years ago

solid oak strips. Irregular canavs pattern of the original acrylic painting by artist Theo Dapore. Cherry blossom tree branch over a blue violet background containing water mountains and waterfalls. The cherry tree

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