Since its opening, Galleria Michela Cattai has focused on the study, research and selection of works of Modern and Contemporary Art and Design by some of the most important artists and designers of the twentieth century and brought them together under one roof.

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Lucia di Luciano


Lucia di Luciano was born in Syracuse in 1933, she has studied at Accademia di Belle arti in Rome. The artist is a pivotal figure of Italian artistic Movement, Arte Programmata, which took place in 60’s. The theme of her works is compound by geometrical -such as elementary black shapes on a white background- and signical relationships, that invade totally the canvas surface. During the early ages of the 70’s, she reaches the use of colours. Then, during the 90’s, Lucia di Luciano introduces the dialogue between primary and complementary colours, warm and cold colours, brightness and saturations. She fulfills works like ‘Contrasti Cromatici’. ‘Alternanze cromatiche’, ‘I Gradienti’ in order to produce, in 2001, large monochrome works with the intent to characterize the colour in its spatial structuring. So that, canvases become wide monochrome areas in which the colour is prevalent in pureness and the shape reduces itself as an essentiality. Lucia di Luciano‘s pictorial act is, nowadays, amenable to continuous research.

Photo Credits: Courtesy by “10 A.M. ART Contemporary Art Home Gallery”, Milan.