Coming... Vincenzo Calli - Direct from Italy Thu, 02 Jun 2022
It is with great excitement that we welcome the unique works of Vincenzo Calli to the gallery. I met Vincenzo and had the privilege of visiting his studio during time spent in Italy a few years ago and never stopped thinking about the paintings I saw. To now represent him in Australasia is a dream come true - Frances Davies - Director
Vincenzo Calli is from Anghiari, in the Province of Arezzo, Tuscany. He graduated from the Institute of Art in Sansepolco and then attended the Academy of Fine Art in Florence. Since 1974, he has participated in exhibitions throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States.Calli's paintings are in public, private and museum collections in Italy and in the permanent collection of the Boca Raton Museum, Florida.
Calli explores ancient mysteries with figures that inhabit a world that lies beyond time, drenched in the light of the sun-soaked Mediterranean. Gently rendered in a soft dappling of strokes, Calli's subjects are at once classical and modern - timeless while also being very much of a specific place. As Michele Loffredo, Director of the National Art Museum, of Arezzo, writes: You can not deny that the spirit of a place has an irreplaceable part in the work of Calli… every man inherits not only their genes but also their environmental, artistic and cultural traditions. Sansecpolcro was of course the birthplace of Piero della Francesca c.1415 -1492 and the influence of his work in the contemporary paintings of Vincenzo Calli is evident …. stillness speaks through time and brushstrokes.