Ik won een zilveren beker met een serie van   7 olieverfschilderijen van een jonge Haitiaanse vrouw gedurende haar zwangerschap.

With 7 oilpaintings of a pregnant Haitian woman I won the Florentine Premio Brunellesco of 1972 and a silver cup. 

 

Pietro Annigoni  (June 1910 - October 1988) was an Italian portrait and fresco painter.

Pietro Annigoni showed me the recipe to make egg tempera and explained the ways to handle toxic lead white, the only white to consolidate the grounding of a canvas or wooden panel and strengthen the first layers of an oilpainting. Lead white mixed for instance with zinc white protects the preparation of a canvas against the passing of time, it will prevent eventual cracking and remain more solid yet transparent and will even keep the next layers of paint from yellowing. Annigoni never left the Renaissance technics and refused the tendency of abandoning traditions in favour of a modern approach of apparent relaxed ways of throwing the paint on the canvas in so-called free expression while using the noble material in a game of feverish gusts of inspiration, forgetting what time will do when the painting is exposed to dust, moisture or very strong light like sunlight or some spotlights, to then be stored in dark places, where layers of paint on the canvas are attacked by differences in temperature and might dry out while being piled up one against the other. Restorers will be able to repair or retouch but centuries later some damage might have been done forever.