Luca Alinari biography




Luca Alinari was a painter is one Italian set designer and one of the major exponents of the Tuscan imaginative surrealism.

Luca Alinari was born in Florence in 1943. He later settled in Rignano sull'Arno where he will live and work throughout his life. Like all children, she loves to draw and paint, but this passion of hers will become her job and her main way of expressing herself.

At the age of twenty he attended the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Florence. During this period he developed a passion for literary criticism and subsequently worked as a reviewer of fiction texts, in the written and television communication sector. In 1979, Luca Alinari decided to found the art magazine "Miss Rose", of which he will be editor and manager. In the same period he was very active in the intellectual and artistic world.

In the 1970s he began to establish himself as a painter. He begins a study on the free juxtaposition of objects and figures in fantastic atmospheres. His initial stylistic references are in fact linked to Pop Art and above all to neodada. Experiment with different techniques, such as the use of collage, decalcomania, fluorescent colors and photographic transpositions.

Luca Alinari was a friend of some important writers, such as Domenico Rea, Alfonso Gatto, José Saramago (who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998), Edoardo Sanguinetti (who dedicated poems to him in 1974), e Goffredo Parise, who wrote an essay on his painting in the 80s.

In 1990 he painted the drape of the Palio of Siena, the so-called Cencio.

Luca Alinari reaches full artistic maturity around 1993. He prefers his works fantastic landscapes characterized by a lively and brilliant color scheme. He uses an original pictorial technique that combines material layers and refined backgrounds of smooth and transparent color.

In 2011 he organized an exhibition entitled Is itin Citta di Castello. He is being interviewed by Italian Art Magazine, and declares that the name was inspired by a quote by the writer Franz Kafka. Luca Alinari attributes the task of thawing to his latest works, which take on a bright red colour.

In the same year he created the logo for i Cycling World Championships of 2013, which made some stops in Tuscany. The logo encompasses the essential lines of a bicycle, with the frame representing a hill, a Renaissance profile, a hint of a typical Italian landscape characterized by cypresses, but also the rationality of the line and the new humanistic perspective.

Over the years he has won several important awards: on 12 June 2014 he was awarded at the Spoleto Festival Art; on 28 September 2014 he received the Torre di Castruccio National Award with Giorgetto Giugiaro and other important personalities of culture and medicine, on 10 June 2015 he won the Auser Silver Thread Award for painting and medal Mother Florence.

In 2018 he received the highest recognition from the Tuscany Region, the Silver Banner.

During his life, Luca Alinari organized exhibitions in important venues, such as in Lanfranchi Palace of Matera, in Ljubljana, in the Fogola Gallery of Turin, in Royal Palace of Milan, at House of Masaccio in the Valdarno, al Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art in Genoa, at Cheese Tower of Aosta and in the Bison Gallery in Florence.

Luca Alinari died in Florence in 2019.

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