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Mario Deluigi

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="82px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column width="5/6" css=".vc_custom_1481222579595{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_single_image image="5561" img_size="80x80" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] Mario Deluigi [/vc_column_text][eltd_section_subtitle color="" text_align="center" text="Artist" width=""][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_separator position="center" color="#ff7348" border_style="dotted" width="82" thickness="2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_elements_holder][eltd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1482151120960{padding-bottom: 40px !important;}"] Mario Deluigi was born in Treviso in 1901. He studied at venetian Accademia delle Belle Arti and exhibited his work for the first time in 1928 at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa and participated as well for his fisrt time at the Venice Biennial in 1930. Mario Deluigi was Artiro Martini's assistant from 1942 to 1944 at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. Mario Deluigi founded together with Carlo Scarpa and...

Marco Gastini

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="82px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column width="5/6" css=".vc_custom_1481222579595{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_single_image image="5557" img_size="80x80" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] Marco Gastini [/vc_column_text][eltd_section_subtitle color="" text_align="center" text="Artist" width=""][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_separator position="center" color="#ff7348" border_style="dotted" width="82" thickness="2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_elements_holder][eltd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1482150520302{padding-bottom: 40px !important;}"] Marco Gastini was born in Turin in 1938. He bases himself on the work of his father, a marble sculptor. He started to paint when the Informale art movement took place which caused his works to be abstract and with a particular colour density. The painting of Marco Gastini evolved more figuratively than materialistically. Around the end of the 1970s he focused on the research of symbols, the spatial presence and absolutely no...

Lucia di Luciano

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="82px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column width="5/6" css=".vc_custom_1481222579595{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_single_image image="5554" img_size="80x80" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] Lucia di Luciano [/vc_column_text][eltd_section_subtitle color="" text_align="center" text="Artist" width=""][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_separator position="center" color="#ff7348" border_style="dotted" width="82" thickness="2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_elements_holder][eltd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1482150148998{padding-bottom: 40px !important;}"] 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...

Gio Ponti

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="82px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column width="5/6" css=".vc_custom_1481222579595{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_single_image image="5534" img_size="80x80" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] Gio Ponti [/vc_column_text][eltd_section_subtitle color="" text_align="center" text="Designer" width=""][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_separator position="center" color="#ff7348" border_style="dotted" width="82" thickness="2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_elements_holder][eltd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1481718711689{padding-bottom: 40px !important;}"]After graduating, the architect Gio Ponti, opened a studio with the architects Mino Fiocchi and Emilio Lancia in Milan. He later collaborated with the prestigious ceramic firm Richard Ginori. He became director of architecture and design magazines 'Domus' and 'Stile'. Here he published his most significant projects and he kept in touch with new tendencies as well as Italian and foreign established professionals. The result was the expression of his maturity together with the...

Gianni Colombo

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="82px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column width="5/6" css=".vc_custom_1481222579595{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_single_image image="5526" img_size="80x80" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] Gianni Colombo [/vc_column_text][eltd_section_subtitle color="" text_align="center" text="Artist" width=""][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_separator position="center" color="#ff7348" border_style="dotted" width="82" thickness="2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_elements_holder][eltd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1481710992856{padding-bottom: 40px !important;}"]Gianni Colombo was one of the major representatives of kinetic art on an international level. The artist studied at l’Accademia di Brera, where he attended painting classes by Achille Funi and Pomeo Borra. In these years, Gianni Colombo was particularly receptive to the research of Lucio Fontana and the Spazialista movement. Influenced by Lucio Fontana, Gianni Colombo produced abstract works made from mixed materials and monochrome reliefs in wadding, that would later be exhibited at Galleria Azimet di Milano (the gallery where...

Gianfranco Zappettini

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="82px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column width="5/6" css=".vc_custom_1481222579595{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_single_image image="5521" img_size="80x80" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] Gianfranco Zappettini [/vc_column_text][eltd_section_subtitle color="" text_align="center" text="Artist" width=""][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_separator position="center" color="#ff7348" border_style="dotted" width="82" thickness="2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_elements_holder][eltd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1481710320331{padding-bottom: 40px !important;}"]Gianfranco Zappettini was born in Genova in 1939.He entered the world of art in 1962, after having had his first solo exhibition at Palazzetto Rosso in Genova and became part of the studio of german architect Konrad Wachsmann, where he learnt formal rigor. Gianfranco Zappettini is identified by analytical painting, bound by the analysis of operative techniques and the paintings processes that we can find particularly in his white paintings, obtained by the...

Franco Marrocco

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="82px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column width="5/6" css=".vc_custom_1481222579595{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_single_image image="5518" img_size="80x80" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] Franco Marrocco [/vc_column_text][eltd_section_subtitle color="" text_align="center" text="Artist" width=""][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_separator position="center" color="#ff7348" border_style="dotted" width="82" thickness="2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_elements_holder][eltd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1481709858868{padding-bottom: 40px !important;}"]Franco Marrocco was born in Rocca d'Evandro in 1956. In 1978 he had his first personal work in Cassino and from his excellent use of lines it is evident that he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Frosinone. At the XI Quadriennale in Rome in 1986, Franco Marrocco exhibited Sul mio cielo volano anche gli angeli which was created in the same year: a triptych which show emotion and gestuality. Also...

Franco Grignani

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="82px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column width="5/6" css=".vc_custom_1481222579595{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_single_image image="5515" img_size="80x80" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] Franco Grignani [/vc_column_text][eltd_section_subtitle color="" text_align="center" text="Artist" width=""][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_separator position="center" color="#ff7348" border_style="dotted" width="82" thickness="2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_elements_holder][eltd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1481709350089{padding-bottom: 40px !important;}"]Franco Grignani was born in the province of Pavia in 1908. He participated in the Second Futurismo while he was still young and transferred to Turin to study architecture. He participated in diverse exhibition initiatives but all his work achieved in these years was lost. From 1935 he started to experiment with a new type of media: photography. Franco Grignani's painting technique has always refused traditional styles. Flou, subpercezione, distorsione, moiree, periodiche, dissociazioni...

Fausto Melotti

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="82px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column width="5/6" css=".vc_custom_1481222579595{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_single_image image="5504" img_size="80x80" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] Fausto Melotti [/vc_column_text][eltd_section_subtitle color="" text_align="center" text="Artist" width=""][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_separator position="center" color="#ff7348" border_style="dotted" width="82" thickness="2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_elements_holder][eltd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1481708218910{padding-bottom: 40px !important;}"] [eltd_blockquote text=" The fine drawing of the line, like a soul, throbbing of indecisions, certainties, of deceived intentions - Fausto Melotti, Linee" title_tag="h2" width=""] Fausto Melotti was an artist, sculptor and theorist among the most versatile in Italy during the 1990s. Through his research, he has contributed in a meaningful way to abstract art diffusion. From the years of training, the interests of Fausto Melotti were eclectic: he graduated in piano and also in electrical engineering at...

Fabio Mauri

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="82px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column width="5/6" css=".vc_custom_1481222579595{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_single_image image="5501" img_size="80x80" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] Fabio Mauri [/vc_column_text][eltd_section_subtitle color="" text_align="center" text="Artist" width=""][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_separator position="center" color="#ff7348" border_style="dotted" width="82" thickness="2"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][eltd_elements_holder][eltd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1481707132200{padding-bottom: 40px !important;}"] Fabio Mauri was born in Rome in 1926 and was one of the Italian avant-garde masters after the Second World War, an eclectic artist who was interested in theatre, cinema and literature. In 1942 he founded the magazine Il Setaccio with his friend Pierpaolo Pasolini.  In 1955, Pasolini himself presented the first personal work of the artist at the Galleria Aureliana in Rome. Like many other artists of the period, Fabio Mauri also experimented with resetting and in 1957 produced the first...