• Luciano Bartolini

    MAMbo | Villa Delle Rose

    Luciano Bartolini (1948–94) was a fastidious presence in Italian art of the ’70s and ’80s. The Tuscan artist represented a precise model for all the styles and methods that succeeded one another during those years, and of which he was an intelligent precursor and interpreter. In this retrospective, for example, one sees how in Italian art, the analytical dimension of painting was always accompanied by possibilities for “discarding,” for side-stepping, or for moving obliquely like a knight in a game of chess. In the mid-’70s, when Bartolini constructed his pieces from unfolded sheets of tissue

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