Giuseppe de Palma

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Giuseppe de Palma

Aged 21

Florence Academy of Art

Instructor(s): Toby Neve, Nicholas Chaundy, Tanvi Pathare, Marco Franco, Ola Alaa El-Din, Laura WenMaekers

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  • Artworks

Gaia, four weeks Long Pose

Charcoal and chalk on hand toned Arches paper

39 1/4 x 25 1/2 ins (100 x 65 cms)

Alessandro, five weeks Long pose

Charcoal on Arches paper

29 3/4 x 22 ins (76 x 56 cms)

Anna, five weeks long pose

Charcoal on Arches paper

39 1/4 x 25 1/2 ins (100 x 65 cms)

Francesco, five weeks long pose

Charcoal on Roma Paper

25 3/4 x 18 3/4 ins (66 x 48 cms)

Lucrezia, five weeks long pose

Charcoal on Roma paper

25 3/4 x 18 3/4 ins (66 x 48 cms)

First cast drawing

Charcoal on Roma paper

11 3/4 x 13 3/4 ins (30 x 35 cms)

Third cast drawing

Charcoal and chalk on hand toned Arches paper

27 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins (70 x 50 cms)

Master Study, after Rubens “ Samson and Dalila”

Oil on hand made linen canvas

31 1/4 x 15 1/2 ins (80 x 40 cms)

Portrait of Fabio

Oil on linen canvas

31 1/4 x 23 1/2 ins (80 x 60 cms)

My Long term Educational and Career Goals 

Giuseppe de Palma


Currently, I am finishing the first year at The Florence Academy of Art. I found the FAA a place of true artistic and personal growth contrary to my disappointing experiences dealing with Italian public institutions. FAA brings back the historical artistic and artisanal workshop tradition to Italy.


This stimulating environment is fundamentally importance to me. I see the acquisition of technical knowledge as the foundation of future development. After completing the entire school program, I think it is important to continue exploring the different figurative languages that are present in the world art scene.


After graduating, I will apply for the Forth Year Prize so that I can continue to compare myself with the high technical standards of that environment. If I have the opportunity to teach, I will welcome it enthusiastically. I believe that passing on knowledge to others is the first and foremost importance for a society that wants to grow. It would also be an experience for me to learn from.


My main objective is to be able to create works that reflect the social value of painting. From personal needs and reflections, I believe that this objective is fundamentally necessary.


Currently my personal studies focus on artists such as Rubens, Velazquez, Bouguereau, Boldini and Annigoni. They fascinate me because of their enormous technical knowledge at the service of a strong creative force.


Giuseppe de Palma


I am Giuseppe de Palma, born on May 23, 2001, the passion for drawing and painting came from my early years; 


I attended the art school "G. de Nittis" in Bari graduating in architecture with full marks, at the same time I was able to cultivate my interests by going to the workshop of the painter Filippo Cacace, well known in Apulia, student in turn of the great Riccardo tommasi Ferroni (1934-2000) ;from his lessons I started to understand the various expressive possibilities of oil painting . During those five year, I had the opportunity to learn from other contemporary painters including Renato Nosek, great exponent of a painting from the Venetian heritage of the 600, and Cesar Santos exponent of the new contemporary figuration.  While studying with Santos in Florence, I was able to return and admire the Florentine environment that already captured my interest five years before and remained in my mind. Since then, I have always kept the idea that, for a painting student, it was necessary to be in the right environment in order to produce something beautiful. That is why I recently decided to move to Florence to continue my studies at the Florence Academy of Art.


Several of my paintings, including portraits and scenes, are present in different private collections in different cities of Puglia, but also in Florence, Rome and Dublin.

Exhibitions and competitions:

  • 3 place, Extemporaneous painting "Bari Metropolitan City", Fortino di Bari, 2015;

  • Colori della Luce, Cultural Association "Colori dell'anima", Molfetta, 2015;

  • Orizzonti di Luce, Cultural Association "Colori dell'anima", Molfetta, 2016;

  • Atmosfere d'Arte, Cultural Association "Colori dell'anima", Molfetta, 2017;

  • Special mention to the 13th edition of Extemporaneous Painting, Alberobello, 2017;

  • 2 place with the drawing entitled "Pain", Premio Giovanni Bovio, Association "Progetto Bovio", Trani, 2017;

  • Collective exhibition "Feuilles d'art", Cultural Association Mariarte, Bitonto, 2017;

  • Exhibition dedicated to Tito Livio, curated by Giorgio Grasso, Mediolanum Art Gallery, Padua, 2017;

  • Back to the craft, Cultural Association "Colori dell’anima", Molfetta, 2018;

  • Eighth edition of the Festival dell'immagine, Cultural Association "Riflessi d'arte, Martina Franca, 2018;

  • 5 place with the painting "Rosa", Premio Giovanni Bovio, Association "Progetto Bovio", Trani, 2018;

  • Personal exhibition "Vanitas", Cultural Association Mariarte, Bitonto, 2018;

  • First place, One day painting painting, cultural association "The Three Towers", Ceglie del Campo, 2019;

  • First place with the work "Il Confronto", category drawing, "tenth edition of the Festival dell'immagine", Martina Franca, 2020;

  • Third place with the work "Sterile", the 52nd edition of the competition "IlPendio", Corato, 2020;

  • Collective exhibition " Art , extension of the divine creation", Gallery "La Pigna", Palazzo Maffei Marescotti, curated by Eng. Gennaro Corduas", Roma, 2021;

Moreover some of my works have been inserted in different catalogs:

  • "The state of the art at the time of the 57th Venice Biennale", Volume 1, by the art critic Giorgio Gregorio Grasso.

  • "Numero0 Srcitti d'arte e dintorni, special Leonardo Da Vinci e i Contemporanei, curated by Aprinè Sevagian.

  • "Rivista Art Now, Issue V- anno III, September/October 2020", curated by Sandro Serradifalco.