Itala

"Trained as a realistic painter in Venice, Italy, I continued my studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, influenced by the colors of Veronese and Tiepolo and by the American Expressionists. My current art shows my passion for geometry and the Golden Mean and my own poetry, embedded in the work."

Venetian Lily (forgotten), diptych - Acrylic on canvas 10 x 20 x 1.5 in.

"A painter since age six, I have had shows in Italy and Chicago--numerous one-person shows and many group shows. I have received awards and been profiled in prestigious art books and magazines, for example, The Chicago Art Scene (1998) and the American Art Collector for several years. A lifelong poet, first in Italian and now in English, I embed lines from my poems in some of my paintings. I enjoy exploring many subjects in my style, which I call Abstract Lyricism. It encompasses geometric patterns and relationships––very stylized visions of flowers and waterscape, especially of Venice and Lake Michigan."

 

Education

Doctor of Architecture, University of Venice, 1960

Master of Liberal Arts, University of Chicago, 2001

Master of Art Therapy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2003

Give Me Liberty or Poison Me Again - Acrylic on canvas w/poem by artist 20 x 20 x 1.5 in.
Kalypso's Farewell - Acrylic on hand-made paper w/poem by artist 10 x 10 x 1.5 in.
Knowledge of Zen - Acrylic on hand-made sculpted paper w/poem 10 x 10 x 1.5 in.
Salute to Myein - Acrylic on hand-made paper w/poem by artist 10 x 10 x 1.5 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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