La natura è morta la pittura è viva
13 May 2023


16 July 2023

The painting of Luciano Ventrone (1948 – 2021) is a continuous optical discovery, an incessant recovery of objective reality – for some hyperrealistic, almost “metaphysical”, truer than reality – thanks to a unique rendering of light and the virtuosic reproduction of the object. Ventrone used the mediation of photography while immediately detaching himself from it, and the creation of his work was slow and laborious, layer after layer, brushstroke after brushstroke, reaching such perfection as to communicate the very idea of the object. On display are 35 of his works, mainly his astonishing still lifes, plus a female nude and two marine paintings.


Featured image: Luciano Ventrone, Gita a Tindari, 2012