Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 83.0cm x 63.0cm (32.5″ x 24.75″)
I felt the need to document and commemorate Leicester City’s fantastic achievement, winning the Premier league in 2016. Claudio Ranieri was a monumental figure so I responded with a painting that reflects his Roman background. I wanted to show Ranieri as the Emperor of Leicester that he was at the time he was the manager of Leicester City.
Emperor Claudio by Joe Giampalma
Joe Giampalma’s work concentrates on the idea of capturing a persons’ mood and personality at a glance. He works quickly with expressive brush and knife marks to try and attain a sense of movement within his paintings. This process sometimes distorts and twists the figure out of recognition completely and although he feels likeness to the subject is important, he believes that it is vital that he leaves his response to the subject through expressive and vivid marks.