Vernissage Saturday, September 9th at 6:00 PM
The exhibition will be open until 1:00 PM on Friday, September 15th.
10:00 AM/1:00 PM – 4:00 PM/8:00 PM.
Closed only on Monday mornings.
The Melograno Art Gallery is pleased to host the solo exhibition of Mauro Busoni, a painter and sculptor from Livorno. The gallery showcases various large sculptures, bas-reliefs, and paintings.
Mauro Busoni is a master in the art of sculpture, a creator who shapes clay with a touch of magic. Skill merges with a deep understanding of the subjects he tackles.
His eclectic talent also extends to the world of painting, where he uses a refined, divisionist technique that evokes images that seem to dance and fade in a kaleidoscope of colors. This technique conveys a sense of movement and depth that captivates the viewer’s gaze. However, it is in sculpture that he finds his main form of expression.
His works are tributes to spirituality, capturing the essence of sacred, legendary, and historical figures. From the majestic depictions of the Last Judgment to the Christ of the Robin, to the mysterious incarnations of Medusa, each sculpture radiates a sense of mystery and reverence.
However, the most extraordinary and engaging works are those portraying artists from the past, as if time itself had stopped to capture their essence.
In a corner of his studio, we meet Modigliani. The sculpture portrays the artist in the pose immortalized in iconic photographs. Next to him, an evocative bottle of absinthe and a photo of Jeanne Hébuterne stand as symbols of his passions and torments. The artist’s elongated neck, a distinctive feature of his style, is rendered with mastery and pathos.
Facing the easel, we see the stern and charismatic figure of Fattori, with his large mustache framing his authoritative face. With a brush in hand, he gazes deeply and ineffably, revealing facets of his multifaceted personality, his lyrical intensity, a harmonious fusion of sobriety and passion.
Caravaggio, in addition to the image of Medusa, is dedicated three bas-reliefs. Saint Jerome seems to come to life from the terracotta, as if emerging from the famous painting. The three-dimensional technique breathes new life into the renowned fruit basket, conveying a tangible and joyful sensation of reality. Finally, there is the painter himself, portrayed with symbols of what accompanied his tormented life.
Certainly, these artist’s sculptures do not go unnoticed. The three-dimensional representation of the scene creates a sense of depth that allows viewers to have a vision from different angles and perspectives, engaging them immediately. The strong narrative element, realistic details, and refinement in the scenic arrangement enable the observer to connect with the subject and its story, generating strong emotional connections. Thus, a sort of emotional bridge is created between the present and the past, a bond that transcends time and space, a vehicle for understanding and empathy.
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