Francesco Toraldo is a figurative painter whose expressiveness intertwined narratives that seem to come not so much from a preconceived project, but rather to be produced by an ardor drove memory. From the biography of this artist shows a rebellious spirit, given that, in his time, he did not want to complete the academic study, which was useful as well as the basic apprenticeship. His real master was especially the father Enzo, who was also a painter, who has been able to clearly infuse the instinctive love for a strong and balanced representation. The expressive capabilities of Francesco Toraldo they make outpourings in his works with the vibrato effect of primary and pure colors. He certainly does not like to monitor his pictorial imagination, and then interprets the true emotions through the filter. We’ll immediately notice that Francis has Toraldo capacity and sensitivity as regards the revelation of detail in a visual context where the prevailing expressionism tinged, in some cases, of sweetness post – romantic. The observer is facing an artist who has certainly absorbed by the museum of art of the last century some basic lessons, and not only the colors of Fauve painting, which appears here now as the first and obvious stylistic reference, but also the visual depth of expressionism German first World war.
Pursuing the will to transfigure the recognizable, and then to interpret it through a filter imaginative, this artist uses a wide intense and vibrant use of color backgrounds, which is the constant element of a poetic language of great density and crisp narrative enunciation and synthetic. The Toraldo gestural acts with strong strokes of spatula practicing chromatic counterpoint games, which are resolved in relations between the clear purity of color masses. L ‘artist meditates intensely in his work, interacting with a painting material that flows from a waking consciousness in listening to your inner self. His depictions of His depictions of sails pushed by the wind, jazz musicians, naked female bodies, have the simplicity and immediacy of signs of
a painting that seems to arise directly from color, without the necessity of a preparatory drawing. Only the color looks then allowed to open all the sensitive horizons of his vision. The love of nature and the human figure modulates musical rhythms that come back and go wild in the colors, which are sound and harmony in specific visual reproduction of Musicians of trumpet and sax, but not only.
This skilful painter of skies, the seas and vigorous statements figural, feels the need to change the favorite themes through the filter of a visionariness ‘able to decant the passion in nostalgic modulations, avoiding the’ hyperbole and without falling into banality. Visual impressions that come from his selective memory and guide him in every new composition, are resolved in a ‘poetic expressiveness than ever, because it is able to return to the values ​​of the depiction an emotional function. The pictorial sensibility finds himself in this way to act within targeted summary, buying breathing through the harmonic contrasts between colors and tones against. L ‘analysis of time figural located so its narrative conclusion that represents the particular beauty of the visible, freeing the secret and bringing it to its full exaltation through the paths of harmony.

Vittorio Sgarbi