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VITTORIO MASONI

VITTORIO MASONI

Artist Work

The cat
2010
Acrylic
220
Blue Landscape
2010
Acrylic
14x18
The Spiral
2009
Acrylic
24x32
Ascension
2010
Acrylic
48x36
Scatter
2010
Acrylic
22x18
The Humps
2009
Acrylic
28x24

Artist Information

Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Florence (Italy) is where I grew up and learned about Art. My compositions, abstract landscapes, groups and "monuments", follow classical laws of proportions and tonal color harmony. A long journey has brought me to a nature-inspired abstract expressionism, where my art stands today. My paintings are in collections all over the World, including China (Guilin National Museum). I receive much affectionate feedback from people who feel that looking at my art work in their homes has become part of their personal life.

Artist Bio

I started painting many years ago in Florence, Italy. First I painted landscape, still life and figure in traditional style. Gradually, I evolved into a non-descriptive mode. The stunning encounter with Kandinsky' Spirituel dans l'art and Mondrian's uncompromising purity where major turning points. Also fundamental to my art education were Bernard Berenson's "The Italian Painters of the Renaissance" and Kenneth Clark's Landscape in Art. Moving to the States in 1962, I began to streamline my shapes, strengthen the composition and use the power of hard hedge. As to color, I was attracted by the early Rothko and by the possibility of making poetry by the symbolic innuendos of abstract forms, colors and harmonious composition. Italian Art -- Made in America. This is where I stand now.