Water, Sky & Time: Adriano Manocchia Collectable Book Released

It is with great pride that I would like to announce the release on my new collectable art book entitled Water, Sky & Time. As many of you already know, this project took years of work and preparation to complete, but the end results exceeded all of our expectations. We would like to invite you to explore with us this fascinating journey into my creative process. This hardcover book offers a 30-year retrospective of my most notable paintings with an emphasis on waterscapes and still-lives as well as a fascinating glimpse into my creative process as seen through the eyes of my wife Teresa Schiavi Manocchia whose numerous writings and featured articles have been published in prestigious European and American publications for the last thirty years.

We are truly grateful that professionals in both the fine art and sporting art worlds have embraced Water, Sky & Time. The introduction is written by James R. Babb, editor of Gray’s Sporting Journal, the foreword by Chuck Wechsler, publisher and editor of Sporting Classics Magazine and the biographical sketch by John F. Apgar, director emeritus at J.N. Bartfield Galleries

Adriano paints archetypal scenes in magical colors, says James Babb.Not the self-consciously accurate blues and blacks and reds and greens of a journalist relating reality but the deeper, purer, wilder colors imprinted on our minds by experience. …Magic is exactly what I feel when looking into an Adriano Manocchia painting.”

This ability to capture the essence of a scene in my paintings is echoed by Chuck Wechsler: “Adriano knows and loves wild waters – you can see it in every one of his paintings. …[His] penchant for dramatic realism is likewise apparent in his still lifes. …It has been said that art is to be liked and lived with – and I for one can think of no finer art that I’d like to live with than the paintings of this celebrated artist.”

John F. Apgar notes instead how I was able to earn a well-deserved reputation in the contemporary fine art field: “Adriano Manocchia has created a niche all his own in American art, which is being well received by critics. His gift of conveying the sky’s and the water’s magic through his paintings is making a meaningful contribution to today’s art scene.”

My wife, Teresa, who often accompanies me on my journeys to find the perfect landscape, chronicles the sensitivity of my artistic soul that is at the heart of my paintings: “Before reaching for his camera, Adriano takes a moment to absorb and be absorbed by his surroundings. His emotions, his innermost response to the moment and the experience are what will ultimately surface in his paintings. The photos will just serve as a trigger to reawaken these impressions. He works furiously, moving rapidly from one spot to the next, racing against time. A buffalo crosses the river as an added bonus. This morning the muses are definitely smiling down on him.”

Water, Sky & Time is published by White Creek Images.  The hardcover book, which retails for $65.00, has 132 pages with 156 color plates. A special edition version of the book is also being offered. This Collectable Edition, encased in a custom-made slipcase with a retail price of $295 (plus shipping), is limited to 99 signed-and-numbered copies and each copy contains a signed-and-numbered giclée, printed on archival paper and tipped in a custom-made cloth portfolio. If you wish to order a copy please contact us at 518-677-5744 or by email info@adriano-art.com

Open Edition
Open Edition
Limited Edition 99 S/N with Original Giclèe
Limited Edition 99 S/N with Original Giclèe

For information please contact:
Teresa Manocchia
87 White Creek Shunpike Road
Cambridge, NY 12816
Tel: 518-677-58577
email: info@adriano-art.com

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