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In 2003 Orazio Salati was invited to exhibit his mixed media paintings at the Florence Biennale in Firenze, Italy. Artists are chosen for their creative and innovative work in the field of Contemporary Art.The Florence Biennale joins all forms of culture through the visual arts with more than 800 artists exhibiting from 70 nations.Cultural performances and conferences, concerts, and special events run parallel with this exhibition.The Biennale is the world's most comprehensive venue of international contemporary art. "It was particularly exciting to be invited to exhibit my work in Florence , the birthplace of the Renaissance, the heartbeat of the art world, and my homeland".

“I submitted three large paintings using the photo peinture technique.Photo peinture is an 18th century process that blends and collages photographs, mixed media, and painting onto canvas.I extend the photographic image over the canvas with paint and brush, and use various techniques to create texture and depth.It was a humbling and exhilarating experience to have my work on display in the country of my birth.” 

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