Mimmo Baronello

I paint in a baroque style – opulent, ornate and grand. Intertwined into this elaborate style of the past is the stark reality of the present – the refuse of contemporary culture. The beauty of the baroque style which is untamed like nature is represented by billowy drapery and elaborate decorations made from acorns, leaves, candles and flowers that adorn and frame my prominent subjects who are wild animals. These animals are first to witness and first to feel the destruction of our shared environment.

I see the erosion of our Canadian landscape and I see the potential for renewal. I include in all my paintings the classical symbols of life – eggs, plant life and light from a supernatural source. I believe nature will survive.

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