The term ‘elements’ indicates the basic components of the physical world and the principles that oversee the functioning of the cosmos, but also the symbols of orientation in space and time with their related...
This section contains a repertoire of reproductions of my graphic and pictorial pieces. The repertoire is made up of the groups of works listed below, concerning the same representative vein and produced in a certain period of my pictorial research, which are identified by titles that point to their themes:
The crazy line – 1980s
Events, scenes of life, stories, dances, songs, fairy tales, pieces of verse … – 1980s
Indian ink works – 1990s
Homage to Paolo Uccello 1998
The four elements 2000 – 2002
Tribute to Bruegel 2000 – 2004
Swing effect 2010 – 2012
Accidental collages 2012
Formae fluentes 2012 – 2013
Tree 2013 – 2014
The four seasons 2013 – 2014
Under the collective title The crazy line a considerable number of watercolor and oil works are grouped. I realized them in the 80s and below some specimens are shown. I also gave the same...
In questa Galleria sono riportate opere eseguite agli inizi della mia attività pittorica sia in terra friulana, in particolare, a Cividale, dove nella seconda metà degli anni ’50 frequentavo i numerosi pittori che popolavano questa cittadina sia in terra africana, a Mogadiscio (Somalia), dove nella prima metà degli anni ’60 ho trascorso la mia tarda adolescenza.
This gallery includes examples of works belonging to several variously named series but all of which relate to the narrative dimension that characterizes the artistic production in general, whichever language or medium – music,...
Quadro ispirato a un’opera di un grande pittore, Paolo Uccello (1397 ca. – 1475), intitolata La battaglia di San Romano
The works in this gallery come from a solicitation originated from some sketches made for a hypothetical cover – never realized – of a book written together with Laura Messina and published in 1990s.
The painting that gave rise to this series is inspired by the work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1527-1569) entitled The Fall of the Rebel Angels, 1562. Some details of the painting have become the subject of distinct works.
The theme of this group of works is the swing effect, that is a perceptual effect I studied in the psychology of art.
All the works here presented are collages created using some acrylic-painted cardboard cutouts which I had used for other compositions. The cutouts were ‘accidentally’ placed on a sheet of paper – also chance can be a formal principle. As Rudolf Arnheim claims (Accident and necessity of art, in Toward a psychology of art, University of California Press, 1966, 169), “the accidental throwing together of elements does not always produce disorder, deviation, lack of connection, or interference […] some will have order or even symmetry, others will be quite irrational; some will be harmonious, others discordant”
This series originates from a detail of a work dedicated to the Violin. The detail is shown here alongside and it is constituted by an aggregate of small forms, which may perceptually recall small...