terracotta portrait of Michela

the art of Ernesto Ornati
Many traditional elements of Lombard and Tuscan figurative art are present in Ornati's polychrome terracottas and bronzes, as well as his paintings.
Ornati effortlessly combines tradition and his contemporary style, bringing new understanding of how to view the human figure, and nature itself.
When considering Ernesto Ornati's portraiture, it is stunningly evident how each face reflects not simply physical likeness, but the subject's intimate personality and spirit as well.
When we look at Ornati's polychrome terracotta still lifes, or his painted bronzes, we find masterful sculptural compositions that are a unique blend of sculpture and colorings of rare beauty.
Equally significant are Ornati's paintings and painted etchings.

View a selection of Ernesto Ornati's artwork - bronze, terracotta, paintings, etchings or other media - by clicking on the images below.