Alessandro Bruschetti biography

Alessandro Bruschetti pittore

Alessandro Bruschetti was an Italian painter and muralist and among the main exponents of Umbrian Futurism. 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 a teaching qualification of drawing.
In the capital he participated in the environment of the second futurism and met his compatriot Gerardo Dottori with whom an artistic understanding was born immediately that would see them as protagonists of aeropainting, the new futurist current dedicated to flight.
It was precisely the fellow Umbrian who introduced Alessandro Bruschetti to the founder of Futurism, Filippo Marinetti, who, seeing his Dynamism of horses of the early Thirties, decreed his entry into his movement. He will participate with the Marinettian group in all the most important exhibitions in Italy and abroad (Venice Biennials, Rome Quadrennials, exhibitions in Berlin and Istanbul).
In 1941 he signed the Umbrian futurist manifesto of aeropainting by Doctors. The movement opens the doors to a style that sees the aerial vision as the only pictorial perspective, and it is no coincidence that this need materializes precisely in the years that saw aeronautics at its highest levels in Italy.
In the meantime he established himself as one of the most qualified restorers in Italy also starting to teach artistic subjects between Umbria and Lombardy. We owe him perfect copies on wood and canvas of works by authors from the fifteenth century onwards. In Milan he met the futurists Andreoni, Acquaviva, Belloli and Crali.
Towards the mid-60s he developed his work towards polymaterialism and towards an abstract-geometric vision and theorized 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 works of sacred art for churches in Perugia ( San Barnaba, The Resurrection) and Sassoferrato, showing a strong desire to spiritualize matter.
Alessandro Bruschetti died in Brugherio in 1980.