Alessandro Bruschetti

Alessandro BRUSCHETTI | Works and biography


Alessandro Bruschetti was an Italian painter and muralist. He was among the main exponents of Futurism Umbrian.
He was born in Perugia in 1910 and trained at the Art Institute and Academy of Fine Arts of his city.


In 1932, Alessandro Bruschetti moved to Rome to study restoration of ancient paintings and obtain the qualification to teach drawing.

In the capital he participated in the environment of the second futurism and met his fellow countryman Gerardo Dottori with whom an artistic understanding was born immediately that will see them as protagonists ofaeropainting, the new futurist current dedicated to flight.

It was precisely the Umbrian citizen who introduced Alessandro Bruschetti to the founder of Futurism, Filippo Marinetti, who seeing his Dynamism of horses of the early thirties, he decreed its entry into his movement. He will participate with the Marinetti group in all the most important exhibitions in Italy and abroad (Venice Biennials, Rome Quadrennial, exhibitions in Berlin and Istanbul).

In 1941 he signed the Umbrian futurist manifesto of aeropainting of Doctors. The movement opens the doors to a style that sees the aerial vision as the only pictorial perspective, it is no coincidence that this need materializes precisely in the years that see aeronautics at its highest levels in Italy.

In the meantime he established himself as one of the most qualified restorers in Italy, also beginning to teach artistic subjects between Umbria and Lombardy. He was responsible for perfect copies on wood and canvas of works by authors from the fifteenth century onwards. In Milan he meets the Futurists Andreoni, Acquaviva, Belloli and Crali.

In the mid-1960s he developed his work towards polymaterism and towards an abstract-geometric vision and theorizes the purilumetry, with which he would like to define the geometric splendor and purity of light, preserving the concepts of dynamism and synthesis inherited from Futurism.

In the sixties and seventies he worked mainly on sacred works of art for churches in Perugia (San Barnaba, La Resurrezione) and Sassoferrato, showing a strong desire for the spiritualization of matter.

Alessandro Bruschetti died in Brugherio in 1980.