The Art of War by Giacomo Zecchi

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I'm Giacomo and I was born in 1995 in Bologna, Italy, where I now live. Ever since I was a child I have cultivated a passion for drawing and painting by myself, coming as a teenager to express my artistic in many ways. My intention is to succeed in creating a union between my style and the context in which I intervene, so as to privilege themes and symbologies connected to the social and cultural elements of its history.
Design By:
I'm Giacomo and I was born in 1995 in Bologna, Italy, where I now live. Ever since I was a child I have cultivated a passion for drawing and painting by myself, coming as a teenager to express my artistic in many ways. My intention is to succeed in creating a union between my style and the context in which I intervene, so as to privilege themes and symbologies connected to the social and cultural elements of its history.

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Artist Statement

I decided to reinterpret the figure Qin Shi Huang, first great Chinese emperor, who won over almost all the Chinese territories of the age of Sun Tzu: he was an example of how apply all the suggestions of Sun Tzu's book on the battlefield. In this portrait I've tried to modernize the dress with a pattern of clouds, based on the real uniform used by the Chinese army of nowadays. This means that although this book is from the IV b.C. century, its content is still useful and effective in the modern times. Speaking about the technic, first I've drawn by hand the lines with ink, inspirited by the Chinese art. Then I've painted all on the computer. On the background I put a layer of scroll, as a tribute to the original book. - Giacomo Zecchi