Wooden Marengo - Angelo Accardi - Eden Gallery

About The Artwork

“Wooden Marengo” by Angelo Accardi is a captivating mixed-media painting that transports viewers into a world where surreal patterns and iconic figures converge. The artwork's background, featuring a variety of surreal patterned tiles, sets the stage for a rich and enigmatic scene. At its core, the painting features Napoleon Bonaparte astride a wooden horse, evoking both historical and whimsical elements. Surrounding Napoleon, a cast of intriguing characters adds depth and intrigue to the composition. Mickey Mouse, dressed in stylish attire, lends a touch of pop culture to the work. A dignified Doberman sitting nearby exudes an air of sophistication, while an ostrich captures the viewer's attention with its direct gaze. Notably, the presence of a small portrait of Frida Kahlo within the painting introduces an artistic reference, further enhancing the depth and complexity of "Wooden Marengo." This artwork masterfully combines historical, contemporary, and surreal elements, inviting viewers to explore its intricacies and appreciate its fusion of diverse influences.

About The Artist

Originally from a small town in the south of Italy Angelo Accardi moved to Napoli to study fine arts at the Art Academy of Naples. Shortly after, in the early 90s, he set up his personal studio close to his childhood home to embark on his pursuit of painting and sculpture. In the course of his artistic development, Accardi has been on a constant search for new sensations using mixed media to depict figures against differing social backgrounds.

Accardi’s debut on the art scene was strongly characterized by what in Italian art is referred to as “figura,” a representation of the human body, as well as by pictorial and symbolic art. His focus is on the study of humankind and the space we inhabit. Accardi draws from this focus in every one of his collections as he illustrates surreal visions of everyday life under realistic backdrops of urban landscapes.

The cycle of works called Human Collection depicted on an attenuated atmosphere, suggesting the softness of cotton wool – where the figures are masterfully veiled as if by a sheath of moistness – marks a fundamental passage in his artistic development. Ironic and surrealistic, Accardi’s unique perspective and Avant-Garde style has exhibited at galleries as well as several solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

In the last three decades, Accardis’ artistic path led him to contemplate social representations through collections like MisplacedHuman Collection, and Blend. These collections reveal the contradictions in every day, working with commonplace objects and backdrops making the created scene more relatable. Using humor, symbolism, and tributes to famed artists before him Accardi represents culture, history, and even a prediction of the future.


Wooden Marengo

Angelo Accardi | Mixed Media Painting

140x200 cm | 55x78 in

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