Lux "Painting and Spirituality from East to West"
Palace Maffei-Marescotti (Vicariate of the Vatican) - Rome
edited by Domenico Montalto
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 – 7pm
Palazzo Maffei Marescotti
Vicariate Vatican City, Piano Nobile, Via della Pigna, 13/a
The exhibition will remain open to the public until November 5, 2010, daily, excluding Sunday, from 10.00 am to 9 pm
Monsignor Liberio Andreatta ,
Domenico Montalto, art critic and journalist
The works on display will be in a catalogue published by Giorgio Mondadori for the event
The event is a tribute to the religious dimension of the art of Vincenzo Musardo, important contemporary artist of known success who, being a native of the Salento region, is by vocation a man who unites the borders. Musardo’s painting, materical but delicate,strongly sculptural, light and dark, presents a singular iconography, highly suggestive, opening windows and frames in the imagination of the archaic civilisations of the Mediterranean, the cradle of the West, but also the encounter with the near East. Thecultural and poetic path of the artist is exemplified on view by a corpus of thirty paintings, set in the famous important spaces of the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Maffei Marescotti, several of which were realized for the occasion and unpublished, as well as graphics, that give back the humanistic sense of the pictorial work of Vincenzo Musardo.
As the art historian Paolo Levi wrote about Musardo , …There are numerous keys for reading the pictorial production of this European Master of Mediterranean roots. He is a painter of cross figurative recalls, of continuous and wise visual interferences, of exchanges between playing figures and presences intentionally Baroque .. In the history of modern art, if you want to try and give a skilled authorship to the work of Vincenzo Musardo,you can find it, in part only, by drawing from some experiment by Mario Sironi. Like the great Sardinian introvert (milanese by adoption), our Maestro opts for archaic shapes – of Apollonian composition however - of very strong energy, because for both the image must be absolute ".
The exhibition comes from the idea of Monsignor Liberio Andreatta and is organized by Artisse Srl, a company that operates in the field of contemporary art, selecting, promoting and proposing artists of sure artistic, cultural and financial value.
During the vernissage Monsignor Andreatta will be presented with the painting “Sacra Sindone” the symbol of the event created by Maestro Musardo specifically for his Excellency.