Shades of Brown
Genoese artist Nicola Villa specializes in watercolors of street scenes, making him a kind of gallery-bound Sartorialist. He’s building buzz with a couple exhibitions stateside—most notably for painting scenes in Harlem—and more than a few exhibitions in his native Italy.
This piece, called *Walking*, caught our eye for its understanding of everyday style. The man pulls off a fedora better than we’ve seen in quite some time, along with offering a compelling argument for still carrying a full umbrella. He almost disappears into his clothes, draped in Villa’s evocative brown.
But, like any man of style, he stands out.
- — Russell Brandom