in Cassano d’Adda (Milan)
|1943 - 1945||Attended
the studio of Prof. Panina in Treviglio (Bergamo). Discovered the observation
discipline and the painting method as own language.
|1947 - 1948||Consecutively
winner at a competition in Rome, hold by the Minister of Education and
Culture, of a study grant and of the first prize for painting. Giorgio
de Chirico, member of the jury, invited him twice to his studio in Rome.
His choice was taken: painting and sculpture oriented his existential
interests to Milan, where he settled in 1947. He attended the Brera
Academy, where he met Carlo Carrà. He also attended the art school at
the Sforza Castle.
the sculptur Marino Marini and assimilated form him in an innovative
way the concepts of plasticism. “Plastic Deductions” were his works
from 1949 to 1951. He discovered cubism and futurism and examined very
closely the relevant historical grounds. Together with two young artists,
Costantino Guenzi and Bepi Romagnoni, met at the Giamaica two years
before, he visited the studio of Attanasio Saldati.
was consolidating his aims of art research and going about, as active
protagonist, with artists and friends Giuseppe Guerreschi, Mino Ceretti, Gianni Dova, Cesare Peverelli, Umberto
Milani, Luigi Grosso, Walter Cremonini, Gianfranco Ferroni, Giuseppe
Aimone, Alfredo Chighine, and many others.
industrialist patron Paul Ricard invited him in France. In the city
of Arles, in Provence he met Pablo Picasso, who invited him in Cannes,
to his studio at “The Californias” Villa. He lived and worked in Camargue
and in Marsiglia.
|1957 - 1958||For
Paul Ricard Fondation the painted, in the “Musée des vins et spiritueux”
in Bendor (Bandol-Var), a 140mq mural about the history of wine over
the centuries. In this period he proposed Paul Ricard the beginning
of a cooperation to set the alliance project between art and industry,
as an organic alternative to the poorness in private hobby of collecting
and the slowness of museums of contemporary art towards incentive interventions
for supporting the young artists.
his stay in the south of France, he got in contact with the literary
man and dramatist Marcel Pagnol, at the Académie Française, and they
met several times at his studio in Ile de Bendor.
was back to Milan. At the beginning main themes were “the headlights”,
“the city and the asphalt”, “chromosomes”, but “the river” will be,
if compared to the other themes, the most gnosiologically examined and
followed until 1964.
Ricard newly invited him to France. Obtained the appointment to project
paintings and sculptures of big dimensions to be inserted into the new
production centres of Ricard Society, in the cities of Rennes, Digione,
Lille, Lione, Marsiglia, Parigi, Bordeaux, Cannes-Mandelieu. The whole
project lasted seven years, from 1965 to 1972.
|1966 - 1967||Together
with Paul Ricard they constituted “l’Académie de Bendor”, a school of
methodology on the observation for drawing, in the city of Bandol, on
the Cote d’Aruz, where he worked as a teacher for one year.
the period spent in Bandol, he met several times the historian Jérome
Carcopino, also in his studio, thanks to their common interest for the
roman history of which Carcopino was enthusiast student. Always in 1968
he made a study-travel all around Spain.
painted the triptych "Monuments felès", three works of 2x2,20
mts dimensions each. An aesthetic place of consideration on existential
problems and artistic image.
Cassano d’Adda, the city where he was born, was organised an important
anthological exhibition. He carried on some studies and a preliminary
sketch for a steel sculpture of 15 mt. height to be inserted inside
the autodrome Ricard at Castellet, in Var country. The work was refused
for stylistic problems. At the end of 1971 he gave his resignations
from the Fondation Paul Ricard and in 1972 he was back to Milan.
his request, the “Fondation Paul Ricard” from France, gave as a present
to Zappatoni hospital in Cassano d’Adda one of the three works, part
of the triptych "Monuments, Felès", entitled “La guerre et
Union Carbide Society proposal he designed and illustrated with his
original works the 1974 agenda. In collaboration with Alberto Veca,
he projected and realised a theoretic-graphic work entiteld “For the
individuation of a plastic space”, with an historic preface by Enrico
dedicated a series of drawings at the Liguria region having themes taken
from popular and rural culture. An allegoric figural imaginary about
villages, habits and legends proper of individuals inserted into a fabulous
draft “Rocaperti and the cuniggiu". In this years in his drawings
and watercolours, titled “Carne-Vale”, he also treated the theme of
Carnival under the ironic-allegoric aspect. Edition and presentation
of the complete work are scheduled in the next future
|1984 - 1986||For
the “Catholic People “ founded and directed by the reporter Amanzio
Possenti in Traviglio, he made a series of drawings and watercolour
paintings for the newspaper cover, on the base of actuality themes as
young people, old people, job, information, etc. He is invited at Palazzo
dei Diamanti in Ferrara to deliver an exhaustive speech about his works
having the theme “Avitauro’s miracles”. He began the compositive studies
for the work “More than Happiness”. He took part at special interventions
or donations by Italian artists for English pitmen, for Nicaragua, Falk
request of the Reynolds
Tobacco Co., in Winston Salem, North Carolina, he created the work entitled
"The light-The leaves" of
6x3 mts dimensions.
goes on with his work
of definition and cohesion of the images composing the work (8x3,70
mts dimensions) entitled “More than Happiness”.
He dedicates once more to sculpture, already practised in the
past years, with a cycle
of works dedicated to the “myth” and his understanding, using a concept
synthesis called “Myth Essence”
still dedicates his work to painting and sculpture.
began working at an antological detailed order of his job as painter
and sculptor when he was in France, for a reasoned monographic collection.
request of Eni commission he composed a significant lithographic work
with six colours, entitled “Continuous Energy”, print with hand-press
by Giorgio Upiglio in 120 samples.
made two drawings for “The Little Prince” tale by A. de Saint-Exupéry,
edited by the Dars Agency in Milan.
|1990 - 1999||Themes:
“Ercolano’s gates”, “The warrior trilogy”, i.e. the horse image, “Tra-Perari”,
“The Warrior”, “Spider web”.
1993 - 1995
|Themes: "Mater Bosnia", "Andrèia",
"Sicilia, Sicilia, for Borsellino, for Falcone".
1999 - 2000
end of “More than Happiness” (8x3,70 mts dimensions).
He will present the work (27 themes) in Milan.