The Code of Beauty


Cinzia Pellin weaves the threads of an iconic, mellow, mysterious and elusive female imagery with a plot of awareness and renewed self-awareness.

In order to better understand her – mainly female – portraits, we can speak of “weaving”, a word anciently associated with women. The weaving process well represents the manual skills Pellin uses in painting and putting together different elements to create new plots.

With an extensive iconographic repertoire hinging upon women and childhood, Cinzia Pellin pleases the eye recovering and exploring the magnetic force of absolute beauty, and enhancesthe
emotional intensity and vital energy of her subjects thanks to her cinematographic vocation.
Starting from photography, she carries out her artistic research by studying chromatisms and contrasts in depth.
The red of fleshy lips and polished nails and the glassy blue and dark depth of enormous eyes stand out against large, white areas and evanescent complexions.
Standards of beauty lose their usual fashionability to reveal that the true essence of their charm lies in their ability to communicate the timeless emotion of worldliness.
Pellin’s style draws from and, at the same time, eludes all trends.
Her compositional skills show a painstaking attention to detail suggestive of an hyperrealistic nature, whereas her unusual, highly emotional use of colour seems to refer to Pop-art.

Her portrait of Marilyn Monroe is not just a homage to the pop icon, but reverberates an unusual mixture of strength and fragility.
Pellin’s repertoire features not only numerous portraits of famous actresses – a constellation destined to twinkle well beyond the duration of their life – but also unknown, yet equally bright, faces.
The reiteration of the same subject and of its manifold facets is likely to exorcise the loneliness and borderline disorders of those who attract too many looks and attentions.
No wonder that Cinzia Pellin’s most alluring works are those large paintings in which subjects appear magnified.
This need draws upon that scenographic sensitivity the artist perfected in her academic studies; nevertheless, it is also an effective solution providing fulsome, assertive close-ups with a more mature approach to the urge to be at the centre of attention.