Luciano Ventrone

12.10.2013 in02:38 in Still life -->


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After graduating in 1964, he studied Architecture until 1968 and then joined the student protests and decides to abandon his studies and dedicate his life to painting – which he never abandoned and was his only source of income at that time.
His life drawings were published in the Academic book (“Human anatomy – the central nervous system”) written by Prof. Gastone Lambertini of Cattolica University in Rome.
Ventrone confronts himself with all the main issues of contemporary art, until he arrives to Realism. With an article published in 1983 on the Italian magazine “L’Espresso”, Antonello Trombadori motivated art critic Federico Zeri to get closer to Ventrone who, under suggestion of Zeri, takes a new path with still life. From this point on, Ventrone starts a life-long journey inside all the aspects of Nature, always capturing more and more details that are almost invisible to our eyes, which nowadays are exposed to millions of images.
As he liked to tell to his selected students: painting is not about the mere representation of an object, it’s about color and light.
The right proportions between those two elements form a shape inside the space. The subject cannot be seen as it is but as an abstract element.

Luciano Ventrone