The evolution of an artist

Francesca Marina Palumbo - photo by Carola Lott
It is always privilege to watch an artist like Francesca Marina Palumbo evolve. We first discovered her work several years ago on a visit to her studio in Stanfordville.  At the time she was creating large somber paintings of attenuated faceless figures who inhabited a world of deep forests.  172   From there she went on to explore her interest in 19th century military history with works depicting Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. These monumental winter scenes recalled a time when “people travelled so far in such a vast land,” she said.  “It creates a very vulnerable feeling when you’re out there in the wilderness.” 173 174  
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