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It is in the large formats that Silvia Berton reveals herself, joining in part Jenny Saville's style. Except for the fact that the portraits by the English artist – one of the leading figures of the so-called Young British Artist – are affected by the “angry” climate typical of the last decade of last century, whereas Berton's figures, albeit scraped, bear the composure of the Italian tradition dating back to the Renaissance. Against a dark background, usually solid blue, women stand out, in a frontal or three-quarter pose, whose female fierceness depicted in their eyes is clouded by a touch of melancholy. Berton's painting has a great impact, an international style, but at the same time it is very personal and therefore recognizable, full of matter, that does not conceal the rapid brush stroke and that manner to paint which has equally great outcomes, for example, in Bernardo Siciliano among the Italian “expats”, the most accomplished and role model for younger generations.