My Works Stefano Busonero

Stefano  Busonero

The works

His works are realised using the oil technique and, with regard to their size, they can be divided into three groups: miniatures, small miniatures and microscopic miniatures.

For what concerns the sizes here they are:
miniatures go from 30 x 30 mm. to 50 x 100 mm.
small miniatures go from 10 x 10 mm. to 30 x 30 mm.
microscopic miniatures go from 10 x 10 mm. to lesser sizes; in fact, one of them has a diameter of 0.25 mm. (a surface of 0,049 mmq), which is the smallest painting.

The execution technique is very particular. All the pigments are in oil colours; the paint-brushes – singly taken – are very thin bristles obtained after a very accurate selection from other brushes. The canvas on which he paints are generally plastic matter, more precisely the material the Telephonic cards are made with. But the artist very often paints inside tailor’s needles and on the point of syringes needles.

His works are detailed even in their minimum particulars just like in larger paintings.

The microscopic miniatures are so small that they can exclusively be observed by the help of a means of magnification such as lens, linen prover and, very often using a stereoscope.

His favourite subjects are marines, portraits, reproductions, as much exact as possible, of famous works painted by the most celebrated masters of the Impressionism.

biographical notes of Stefano Busonero in the “smallest paintings in the world”



Who I am

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Stefano  Busonero Stefano Busonero was born at Porto S.Stefano, Mount Argentario (Italy) on January 13th 1947 His artistic sensibility has been influenced by the slow passing of the life of a small seaport where the tourism was at its very beginning and only few people came and spent their holidays here; when fishing and agriculture were, in a certain sense, means of culture and traditions coming from far away, and when solidarity and human relations had deeper and more genuine meaning. Then it is not exaggerated to say that it was in those years that he succeded in perceiving and then possessing the psychological substratum which is inspiring all his works; it is obvious, then, that in the paintings created during the long, endless hours of navigation, this artist was inclined to reproduce typical native characters and moving marines of Maremma. The artist attended, with grat profit, the Nautical Technical Institute, where he got a diploma in 1968. Soon he embarked on board a ship and since then he has always worked as a seamen, in fact, he is an ‘Engine Room captain’. Even if he never attended specific study on art, the painter (as a self-taught person) immersed himself in the study of ancient and modern masters of painting, trying to penetrate their different techniques. After his initial experiences as landscapist and portraitist, he passed to new sujects painting geographical maps which concerned some islands and promontories od Italy, and he, finally, devoted himself to small dimensions the subjects of which were realized on Telephonic cards already used. At last he came to microscopic painting.