Livio CESCHIN

Born  in Pieve di Soligo (Italy) in 1962, Livio Ceschin still lives nearby in Montebelluna, a city an hour’s drive from Venice.  Initially trained in that city’s Istituto Statale d'Arte, from which he graduated in 1982, Ceschin refocused his attention to intaglio in 1991.  He enrolled in etching classes at the Accademia Raffaello in Urbino in 1992.  His encounter with Paolo Fraternali, who taught that class, was formative.  Initial exercises in copying old masters gave way to his first depictions of the landscape.  Ceschin quickly developed a personal mixed media technique, made of etching zinc plates which are enhanced with drypoint, thus lending them a softness uncharacteristic of pure etching.

Over the years Ceschin collaborated with poets and other writers, illustrating books and juxtaposing his images with text.  He is however mostly dedicated to creating elaborate and detailed landscape intaglio prints, some of which are as large as 40 inches across.  Most of his prints are midsized, and have a distinct quality reminiscent of ink drawings.  The uneven edges of his plates enhance this effect.  Livio Ceschin’s work has been widely exhibited in Europe, including with solo exhibitions at the Rembrandt House in 2014 and at the National Institute for Graphics in Rome the year prior.  His work can be found in the collections of many of the most important prints departments in Italy, France and beyond.  His work is yet to be discovered by a wider public in the United States.  Mesh is thrilled to be part of that effort.

Livio Ceschin - Barche a Riposa - Row Boats at Rest - etching drypoint - pontoon
$550

Boats at Rest

CESCHIN, Livio

Barche a Riposa (original Italian title) Etching and drypoint on chine collé.Edition of 80.Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.

Livio Ceschin - Nel Giardino di Chartrettes - In the Garden of Chartrettes - Anna Jeretic - etching drypoint - detail
$650

In the Garden of Chartrettes

CESCHIN, Livio

Nel Giardino di Chartrettes (original Italian title) Etching and drypoint on chine-collé.Edition of 80.Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.

Livio Ceschin - Flora Ferroviaria - Railway Flower - dandeloin in railway tracks
$450

Railway Flora

CESCHIN, Livio

Flora Ferroviaria (original Italian title) Etching and drypoint on wove paper.Edition of 40.Signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil.

Livio Ceschin
$400

Along the Po River

CESCHIN, Livio

Lungo il Po (original Italian title) Etching and drypoint on white laid paper.Edition of 80.Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.

Livio Ceschin - Sul Piave - etching drypoint
$1,300

By the Piave River

CESCHIN, Livio

Sul Piave (original Italian title) Etching and drypoint on wove paper.Edition of 40.Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil.

Livio Ceschin - Ai Margini del Dirupo - At the Edge of the Cliff - etching drypoint
$600

At the Edge of the Cliff

CESCHIN, Livio

Ai Margini del Dirupo… (original Italian title) Etching and drypoint on wove paper.Edition of 80.Signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil.

Livio Ceschin - Angoli Vissuti - Happy Places - Lived Corners Nooks - etching drypoint - bench outside -coffee cup
$450

Happy Place

CESCHIN, Livio

Angoli Vissuti (original Italian title) Etching and drypoint on chine-collé.Edition of 40.Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.

Livio Ceschin - Al tronco smunto dell'abete - Haggard Trunk of the Fir - scraggly branches - etching drypoint
$300

Haggard Trunk of the Fir

CESCHIN, Livio

Al tronco smunto dell'abete (original Italian title) Etching and drypoint on wove paper.Edition of 40.Signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil.

Livio Ceschin - Barche Stanche a Riva - Worn-Out Boats Ashore - etching drypoint
$400

Worn-Out Boats Ashore

CESCHIN, Livio

Barche Stanche a Riva (original Italian title) Etching and drypoint on white laid paper.Edition of 80.Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.

Livio Ceschin - Vegetazione - Vegetation - Sous Bois - grass leaves covered ground - branch forest
$300

Vegetation

CESCHIN, Livio

Vegetazione (original Italian title) Etching and drypoint on wove paper.Edition of 80.Signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil.