Paintings of full maturity (1987-2014)

In these years, Franco Porcasi perfected a new technique of drawing up the color on the canvas 'with a spatula', which becomes the final medium of expression of the artist. Comes out an original and highly personal style that is reminiscent of ancient frescoes. The topics covered range from still life to mythology, from horses to human figures, especially of women. The compositions have, in their invention, a tight architectural structure and balance; are not static, although the figures live a silent atmosphere of metaphysical suspension. Some works are enhanced by the use of gold leaf.


  • Cup with pomegranate, 1987
    Cup with pomegranate

    1987, oil with a spatula on canvas, 60x60 cm.

  • Cup, apples and pomegranate, 1987
    Cup, apples and pomegranate

    1987, oil with a spatula on canvas, 50x70 cm.

  • Windowsill with pomegranate, 1988
    Windowsill with pomegranate, 1988

    1988, tempera and oil on panel, 140x70 cm.

  • Eros with dove, 1988
    Eros with dove, 1988

    1988, oil with a spatula on canvas, 65x35 cm.

  • Hymenaeus, 1988
    Hymenaeus

    1988, oil with a spatula on canvas, 70x70 cm.

  • Mater (the silence), 1988
    Mater (the silence)

    1988, oil with a spatula on canvas, 70x100 cm.

  • Headless Nike, 1988
    Headless Nike

    1988, oil with a spatula on canvas, 100x35 cm.

  • Timeless appearances, 1988
    Timeless appearances

    1988, oil with a spatula on canvas, 70x70 cm.

  • Escape of horses, 1989
    Escape of horses

    1989, oil with a spatula on canvas, 200x220 cm.

  • Face of woman, 1989
    Face of woman

    1989, oil with a spatula on wood, diam. 30 cm.

  • Veiled figures, 1990
    Veiled figures

    1990, oil with a spatula on canvas, 50x50 cm.

  • Medusa, 1991
    Medusa

    1991, oil with a spatula on wood, diam. 30 cm.

  • Portrait of Augustus, 1997
    Portrait of Augustus

    1997, oil with a spatula on canvas

  • Three women with pomegranate, 2001
    Three women with pomegranate

    2001, oil with a spatula on canvas

  • Bathers at sunset, 2001
    Bathers at sunset

    2001, oil with a spatula on canvas and gold leaf, 100x100 cm.

  • Dancers (triptych), 2005
    Dancers (triptych)

    2005, oil with a spatula on canvas, 100x105 cm.

  • Romance, 2005
    Romance

    2005, oil with a spatula on canvas

  • Musa, 2005
    Musa

    2005, olio a spatola on mosonite

  • Vesuvius, 2005
    Vesuvius

    2005, oil with a spatula on canvas, 100x100 cm.

  • Lovers (fronton), 2006
    Lovers (fronton)

    2006, oil with a spatula on canvas and gold leaf, 50x150 cm.

  • Calidarium, 2006
    Calidarium

    2006, oil with a spatula on canvas, diam. 112 cm.

  • St. George and the dragon, 2006
    St. George and the dragon

    2006, oil with a spatula on canvas and gold leaf, 35x35 cm.

  • Sacred and profane love, 2007
    Sacred and profane love

    2007, oil with a spatula on canvas, 45x55 cm.

  • Bathers, 2007
    Bathers

    2007, oil with a spatula on canvas and gold leaf, 70x100 cm.

  • Domina, 2007
    Domina

    2007, oil with a spatula on canvas fixed on panel, 34x24 cm.

  • Eros and the three ages, 2007
    Eros and the three ages

    2007, oil with a spatula on canvas, 80x80 cm.

  • Gineceo, 2007
    Gineceo

    2007, oil with a spatula on canvas and gold leaf, 130x130 cm.

  • Romance, 2007
    Romance

    2007, oil with a spatula on canvas

  • Diptych of the Annunciation, 2008
    Diptych of the Annunciation

    2008, oil with a spatula on canvas and gold leaf

  • Daphne, 2008
    Daphne

    2008, oil with a spatula on canvas and gold leaf, diam. 70 cm.

  • Waiting, 2009
    Waiting

    2009, oil with a spatula on canvas, 70x130 cm.

  • Waiting, 2010
    Waiting

    2010, oil with a spatula on canvas, 35x40 cm.

  • Triptych of the Hetère, 2010
    Triptych of the Hetère

    2010, oil with a spatula on canvas, 70x150 cm.

  • Hygeia, 2011
    Hygeia

    2011, oil with a spatula on canvas, 60x60 cm.

  • Timeless loves, 2011
    Timeless loves

    2011, oil with a spatula on canvas and gold leaf, 80x80 cm.

  • Domina, 2011
    Domina

    2011, oil with a spatula on wood, 30x24 cm.

  • Romance, 2011
    Romance

    2011, oil with a spatula on canvas, 60x70 cm.

  • Bathers of Portici, 2011
    Bathers of Portici

    2011, oil with a spatula on canvas, 30x50 cm.

  • Apollo and Daphne, 2011
    Apollo and Daphne

    2011, oil with a spatula on canvas and gold leaf, 80x80 cm.

  • Vesuvius, 2011
    Vesuvius

    2011, oil with a spatula on canvas, 100x100 cm.

  • Cupid and Psyche, 2012
    Cupid and Psyche

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 100x100 cm.

  • Bathers, 2012
    Bathers

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 50x70 cm.

  • Domina, 2012
    Domina

    2012, oil with a spatula on wood

  • Exodus, 2012
    Exodus

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 100x100 cm.

  • Oneiric fantasies of Pulcinella, 2012
    Oneiric fantasies of Pulcinella

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 70x100 cm.

  • Hymenaeus, 2012
    Hymenaeus

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 100x100 cm.

  • Lupanar with tragic mask, 2012
    Lupanar with tragic mask

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 70x70 cm.

  • Lupanar, 2012
    Lupanar

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 70x70 cm.

  • Vesuvian occurrences, 2012
    Vesuvian occurrences

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 70x70 cm.

  • Pulcinella with trumpet, 2012
    Pulcinella with trumpet

    2012, oil with a spatula on wood, 40x30 cm.

  • The rest of Pulcinella, 2012
    The rest of Pulcinella

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 40x60 cm.

  • Pulcinella at the seaside, 2012
    Pulcinella at the seaside

    2012, oil with a spatula on wood

  • Pulcinella thoughtful, 2012
    Pulcinella thoughtful

    2012, oil with a spatula on wood, 28x21 cm.

  • Pulcinella thoughtful, 2012
    Pulcinella thoughtful

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 50x50 cm.

  • Pulcinella, mandolin and Vesuvius, 2012
    Pulcinella, mandolin and Vesuvius

    2012, oil with a spatula on wood, 19x30 cm.

  • San Gennaro, 2012
    San Gennaro

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas and gold leaf, 50x50 cm.

  • San Gennaro, 2012
    San Gennaro

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas and gold leaf, 50x50 cm.

  • Vesuvius, 2012
    Vesuvius, 79 d.C.

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 50x70 cm.

  • Vesuvius with tragic mask, 2012
    Vesuvius with tragic mask

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 51x72 cm.

  • Vesuvius with tragic mask, 2012
    Vesuvius with tragic mask

    2012, oil with a spatula on canvas, 70x70 cm.

  • Eruptio, 2013
    Eruptio

    2013, oil with a spatula on canvas, 100x100 cm.

  • Thalamos, 2013
    Thalamos

    2013, oil with a spatula on canvas, 100x100 cm.

  • Under the red sky, 2013
    Under the red sky

    2013, oil with a spatula on canvas, 60x60 cm.

  • Wildflowers, 2013
    Wildflowers

    2013, oil with a spatula on canvas, 150x50 cm.

  • Wildflowers, 2013
    Wildflowers

    2013, oil with a spatula on canvas, 60x60 cm.

  • Wildflowers in the twilight, 2013
    Wildflowers in the twilight

    2013, oil with a spatula on canvas, 60x60 cm.

  • Blu iris, 2014
    Blu iris

    2014, oil with a spatula on canvas, 60x60 cm.

  • Poppies in the wind, 2014
    Poppies in the wind

    2014, oil with a spatula on canvas, 60x60 cm.

  • Ver Aestas, 2014
    Ver Aestas

    2014, oil with a spatula on canvas, diam. 100 cm.

  • Nimpha, 2014
    Nimpha

    2014, oil with a spatula on canvas

  • Bacchanal, 2014
    Bacchanal

    2014, oil with a spatula on canvas, 100x100 cm.

  • Lenòr, 2014
    Lenòr

    2014, oil with a spatula on canvas, 40x40 cm.