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Antonella Masetti Lu

Born in 1954 - Italy

BIOGRAPHY

Antonella Masetti Lucarella is an Italian artist born in Taranto, Italy, in 1954. She lives and works in Milan.

Talking about her practice, the artist says she has chosen to create "Italian" art, despite the fashion of the times. Her paintings have a timeless beauty and the artist has reached international fame.

Her predilection toward figurative painting generates images of great beauty, refined and ethereal, but at the same time strong and introspective: her paintings are not just mere scenes of daily life, but portraits that gaze beyond the surface, and convey all the characters' drama and inner torment. Those faces, those glances magnetically capture the attention of the viewer by taking the mind in their thoughts, their concerns and torments.

The artist mostly creates magisterially composed and produced portraits of women. The painting technique creates a visual richness from varnishes, patinas and transparencies, from which sometimes pitch black surfaces emerge.

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EXHIBITIONS

2011
ART1307, "Fil rouge" Villa Di Donato, Napoli (Italy)

2010
Strenger Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)
Gigarini Gallery, Geneva (Switzerland)
Dantesca Fogola Gallery, Torino (Italy)

2009
Galleria Emmeotto, Roma (Italy)
Galleria d’Haudrecy, Knokke-Zoute (Belgium)
Art Fair, Strenger Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

2008
Gigarini Gallery, Geneva (Switzerland)
Cristina Busi Gallery, Chiavari (Italy)

2007
Art Options, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Art Fair, Galerie Art Options, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Dantesca Fogola Gallery, Torino (Italy)

2006
Cigarini Gallery, Geneva (Switzerland)
Art Fair, Galerie Art Options, Then Hague (The Netherlands)
Galerie d’Haudrecy, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium (The Netherlands)

2005
Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Turin (Italy)
Villa Alba (Cultural Festival in Gardone Riviera, Brescia (Italy)

2004
Cigarini Gallery, Geneva (Switzerland)
Slobs Gallery, Milan (Italy)

2003
Bocca Gallery, Milan (Italy)

2002
Cigarini Gallery, Geneva (Switzerland)
Bocca Gallery, Milan (Italy)
Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Turin (Italy)

2001
Ars Media Gallery, Bergamo (Italy)
Mazzullo Foundation, Palazzo dei Duchi di S. Stefano, Taormina (Italy)

2000
Cigarini Gallery, Geneva (Switzerland)
Art Fair "Artissima", Turin (Italy)

1999
Blanchaert Gallery, Milan (Italy)

1998
Cigarini Gallery, Geneva (Switzerland)
Schubert Gallery, Milan (Italy)

1997
El Catalejo Gallery, Marbella (Spain)

1996
Morabito Gallery, Reggio Calabria (Italy)
Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Turin (Italy)

1995
Art Fair "Europe-Art", Geneva (Switzerland)
Palazzo Massari, Ferrara (Italy)
Art Fair "Artissima", Turin (Italy)
Il Gabbiano Gallery, Messina (Italy)

1994
Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Turin (Italy)
Art Fair "Artissima", Turin (Italy)

1993
Il Giardino di Leonardo Cultural Center, Milan (Italy)

1991
Solenghi Gallery, Como (Italy)
La Casa Zoiosa Cultural Center, Milan (Italy)

GROUP SHOWS

2013
ART1307 "7 Magnifici anni, Villa di Donato, Napoli (Italy)

2009
Cristina Busi Gallery, Chiavari (Italy)
Art Fair, Strenger Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

2007
Art Fair, Galerie Art Options, Amsterdam
Cristina Busi Gallery, Chiavari (Italy)

2006
Art Fair, Galerie Art Options, Then Hague

2004
Ars Media Gallery, Bergamo (Italy)

1999
First Exhibition of European-American Artists, National Museum, Cuzco (Peru)

1997
Art Fair "Europe-Art", Geneva

1996
Il Quadro Gallery, Biella (Italy)
Art Fair "Europe-Art", Geneva (Switzerland)

1995
Il Cannocchiale Gallery, Milano (Italy)
Art Fair "Europe-Art", Geneva (Switzerland)
Il Cannocchiale Gallery, Milano (Italy)

1994
Art Fair "Artissima", Turin (Italy)

1992
Spazio-Arte Cultural Center, Sesto San Giovanni (Milan)

1990
"Masters of watercolors", Solenghi Gallery, Como (Italy)Italian Artists, National Museum, Budapest (Hungary)

1989
Centro Incisione, Milan (Italy)

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