September, 12 - 27 / September, 12 - October, 11 2015
Tra fresche acque e antiche mura
Nymphs and Anguane in the works of Luciano Longo
Palazzo della Loggia, Rocca dei Tempesta, Noale, Venice (Italy)
Comune di Noale (VE), Assessorato alla Cultura
a cura di:
||Tant'Arte cultural association
Expo Milano 2015
September, 12 - October, 11 2015
Noale, Venice (Italy)
Saturday, September, 12 - h. 11:00 am
Palazzo della Loggia - Exhibition Hall, Noale (VE)
Introduction: Lidia Mazzatto
Later on, walking to the Rocca dei Tempesta
Friday, September, 18 - h. 8:30 pm
Poetry event by Lucio Carraro
Casa Albergo La Rocca, Noale (VE) - Via Rossini, 11
L'OPERA DI LUCIANO LONGO
The importance of capturing a subject in its essence can only emerge when
an artist enters deep into the spirit of a substance and following natures
guidelines, moulds his creation, marking its evolution and emphasising
his "miraculous" talent.
It is the mixture of silence, meditation and observation that captures
the vital signs within the material itself and prevents a careless gesture
from ruining what nature has already provided.
This is the first step that Luciano Longo takes when materialising
his work of art.
It is also the reason why such a versatile personality chooses such
different approaches which are linked in turn, to fundamental symbolic
elements: classical elegance, mythological figures, the merging of different
materials, the emphasis on colour. These are all used with specific
objectives in mind and include both the development of the sculpture
and where it can be located and admired.
Beauty is interpreted as an emotion, provoking strong reactions and
curiosity. The face with its eyes half closed seems to be deep in contemplation,
while the contours of the body reverberate with passion: the force and
energy of life.
What also stands out is the softness which these sculptures enclose,
almost as if that's just how they were meant to be. The artist's decision
to leave some parts of the sculpture rough gives the impression of wanting
to maintain a link between what the piece displays and what its origins
are, just like an umbilical cord that links the material to the making
of the sculpture itself.
prof.ssa Lidia Mazzetto