Jonathan De Cesare

Biography

I was lucky enough to grow in an artists family. As a child, I was surrounded by drawings, paintings…   Charleroi, in Belgium, land of Strip cartoons and comics is the land of my childhood where the famous “INTERNATIONAL  CARTOON SCHOOL” was set up. When I was a teenager, I got the opportunity to meet Vittorio Leonardo, who is a very big name in this artistic community. I was deeply influenced by his advice as it pushed me forward to learn the classical art through the Italian and Flemish painting. As a self-educated man, I improved my own drawing technique while trying to understand the genius of the Italian Renaissance as well as the XVII th century Flemish painting. All this, through its realism and unmatched “chiaroscuro” technique and the French modernism during the “Belle Epoque”.