Elisabetta Rogai Uses Red Wine as Artistic Material

 - Jan 14, 2012
References: elisabettarogai.it & odditycentral
For Italian painter Elisabetta Rogai, wine is more than a drink, it's her source of inspiration and painting material. Rogai uses red wine to draw mesmerizing portraits. The strong, red hue of the alcoholic beverage gives her art pieces a tonality that exudes passion and intensity.

Although many artists have tried to use wine as paint before, Rogai seem the only one who has successfully created a beautiful and consistent work of art from this medium. Additionally, her pieces become more rich with age. Using only white and red wine and no other chemical, Rogia declares that she notices a difference in the color and texture of her paintings around three months after she finishes them. In addition to using regular wine, she also uses a grape residue similar to oil paints produced at the University of Florence, Italy.

After some period of research and experimentation with the University of Florence, Elisabetta Rogai discovered how to master the art of wine painting.