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Artist: Alinari Luca

Luca Alinari

(Florence, October, 27 1943 – Florence, March 15, 2019) Self-taught, he made his debut in 1968 with his first one-man show at the Galleria Inquadrature in Florence. During the 1970s he began an intense research on the free juxtaposition of objects and figures within a fantastical and suspended atmosphere, influenced by Neo-Dada and Pop Art research. During those years he experimented with various pictorial techniques, combining fluorescent colours, decalcomania, collage and photographic transpositions. Between 1972 and 1973 he exhibited in the main private galleries in Florence, presented by his friend the poet Alfonso Gatto. During the 1980s he gained official recognition through his participation in the 40th Venice Biennale (1982) and in the 11th Rome Quadriennale(1985). In 1990 he painted the “Cencio” for the Palio di Siena, that is assigned to the winner of the race. In 1993 he had his first retrospective mounted at the Royal Palace of Milan, where he showed a group of works spanning his whole artistic career. The exhibition signalled the beginning of his series of fantastical landscapes characterised by bright, vivid colours and a pictorial technique combining thickly applied pigment with refined fields of smooth, transparent colour. In Florence, in the Vasari Corridor of the Uffizi, his self-portrait has been exhibited since 1999, purchased by the museum itself. In 2009 he exhibited a solo exhibition of 45 works at the Beijin Today Art Museum in Beijing, the SunShine Center for Contemporary Art in Shanghai and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kun Shan, the satellite city of Shanghai. In 2011 in Città di Castello he exhibited a solo show entitled “Gelo”. The name is inspired by a quote by the writer Franz Kafka that Alinari paraphrases thus: “A painting is an ax to break the frost that is inside us”. Alinari, like the writer, attributes the task of the thaw to his latest works, which, compared to those of the sixties and seventies, are colored with the strength of red, almost as if they want to awaken anyone who observes them, so that they are aware of what the world is living: frost. Also in 2011 he designed the logo of the 2013 Cycling World Championships, for the first time with races in Tuscany.  In September 2011 at the Palazzo Medici del Vascello in Asti an important solo exhibition of the artist was hosted in which he presented his new figurative expressions with the “queens of dreams”, feeric creatures that emerge from enchanted landscapes and find space on the cover of the magazine Art & Wine n. 20, promoter of the exhibition curated by Fabio Carisio. In 2014 he is awarded at the Spoleto Festival Art. In the same year he receives the Castruccio National Award together with Giorgietto Giugiaro and other exponents of culture and medicine. On 10 June 2015 he receives the “Silver thread” award for painting.

Italian artwork Alinari

Untitled – A8.103 – Luca Alinari

Italian artwork Alinari: Untitled – A8.103 – Luca Alinari – painting mixed media

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Artworks by Luca Alinari

Untitled – A8.101 – Luca Alinari

Artworks by Luca Alinari: Untitled – A8.101 – Luca Alinari – painting mixed

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