Marcos Beccari is artist, philosopher and professor at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), lecturing in the Graphic Design Course. PhD in Philosophy of Education from the University of São Paulo (USP), MSc in Design and graduated in Graphic Design, both from the UFPR. Through Instagram, his paintings gained worldwide notoriety, especially for their technical realism and vibrant use of color. Read More...
IntroductionWith a Baroque and Impressionist influence, his work makes reference to watercolor masters such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Anders Zorn. For attributing fluidity and spontaneity to the painted figures, Marcos Beccari is considered one of the exponents of the renovation of watercolor painting, having a production already prestigious by art societies and specialized magazines in the U.S. and Europe. Marcos Beccari lives in Curitiba, Brazil.
OthersHow and why did you start with the art you do?
I've been drawing and painting since I was a kid, but I started painting watercolors when I was 12 years old. From then on, I took several courses and from the age of 27 I started to promote my work on Instagram. I can't exactly answer why, I just always liked to paint.
How do you get inspired? How do you decide on a certain motive?
My inspiration comes from my visual repertoire of artists past and present. And the choice of motive just depends on how much time I have available (some motives take longer than others).
From the idea to the realization, how do you approach your work?
I work from images provided by models and photographers. So, from the photographic sets they send me, I select the ones that I like the most, then I apply a digital treatment, do some composition studies and move on to painting.
Which artist had the most influence on your style?
Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Anders Zorn.
Is there any artist you would like to work with one time?
No, I prefer to paint alone.
What are your interests apart from art?
Philosophy, history and contemporary literature.
Whats your favorite song?
I don't have any favorite songs.
- Sponsored by Escoda Brushes (Spain), RockWell Art Supplies Inc. (Canada), Companhia do Papel (Brazil).
- 1 solo exhibition (Curitiba, Brazil, 2021) and 2 collective exhibitions (Moscow, 2020-2022; New York, 2019).
- 5 books as a solo author.
- 15 awards and honors (check the details at: marcosbeccari.com/about)
Further relevant events or offers to share
- Online workshop: https://www.artescapeacademy.com/courses/marcosbeccari
- Patreon & Mentorship: https://patreon.com/marcosbeccari
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcosbeccari/
- Website: https://marcosbeccari.com/