Francesco Masci

 
Francesco Masci admires the Renaissance masters and Google’s search engine with equal fervor. A native of Rome, Masci was trained in Italy in a classical painting style as well as in cartooning—and he draws on both these skills when executing his paintings, prints, and works on paper.

Popeye, Bacchus, and a smiling Buddha co-exist in one complex, Masci composition; Michael Jackson, pierced by arrows in the posture of St. Sebastian, is featured in another.

Masci’s work is miasmic and labor intensive, and more of it can be found on the artist’s website, www.francescomasci.com