Posts Tagged ‘venice biennial’

Artist of the moment…….Paolo Scheggi




Paolo Scheggi was a fantastic Italian artist renown for his work with geometric shapes and working with layers and spatial relationships. Scheggi attended the Academy of Fine Art located in Florence, Italy.

Paolo Scheggi was born in Florence, Italy in the year 1940. Scheggi founded a magazine that covered art and culture when he was only 20 years of age.

Two artists that inspired Scheggi were Piet Mondrian and Jean Arp.

In this clip we take a look at one of Scheggi’s works as it appears in a gallery show:

When I first saw the work of this artist I actually thought it was by Lucio Fontana. Fontana often worked with spatial relationships and his work often looks like they surface has a tear or a rip. Below an image of Lucio Fontana’s art.


Though he passed away in 1971 from heart disease at the age of 31 years old,  his work was present in the Venice Biennial in 1972 and 1976.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $750,000. The artist made lithographs and also worked in many mediums including oils, acrylics, cardboard, and aluminum.

It’s very sad that this artist passed¬†away at 31 years of age. He had finally found his artistic voice and personal style.



Artist of the moment……….Enrico Manera



Enrico Manera is a contemporary artist working in a Pop Art style. Enrico Manera was born in the year 1947. Manera works with the figure.

The artist has a brother who is a well respected film producer and director named Gianni Manera. Enrico Manera has also worked in the entertainment industry being a writer and actor active in the 1970s and 1980s.

Manera has been included in the famed Venice Biennial.

price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $30,000.

In this clip we visit an Italian gallery owner and see many works by Enrico Manera:

Its great to see some contemporary art that is painted in a similar style to Warhol’s 1960s silkscreens, but using modern actors such as Tom Cruise.




Artist of the moment……Giulio Turcato

Giulio Turcato was an Italian painter renown for his abstract works. Giulio Turcato was born in Montova, Italy in the year 1912.

For his artistic education Turcato attended the Venice Academy School of Nude Studies located in Venice, Italy.

After his schooling he was able to find work at an architecture firm.

Growing up he had a weak heart and spent much time in hospital. Picasso and the Cubist movement inspired Turcato during this time period.

Turcato went on to become a key figure and founder of many abstract movements that took place in Europe.

Gulio Turcato was part of the 1942 Venice Biennial.

Turcato passed away in 1995.

Price range information: The artist worked as a printmaker and also in mediums including acrylics, oils, collage, and watercolor. Works range from $5,000 to $80,000.

In this clip we view a show from 2012:

I love the shapes that this abstract artist uses and sometimes layers on top of each other giving the work a feeling of dimension and fluidity.