Ottorino Stefani

Farhat Art Museum Colletion

The painting by Ottorino Stefani is part of the Farhat Art Museum in the Contemporary Italian Artist.

http://www.ottorinostefani.it/biografia.html

Title:Primavera Mantellema
34″ x 47.25″
(86.36cm x 120.02cm)
Created: 1995
Oil/Panel
Signed and Dated

Ottorino Stefani è nato a Volpago del Montello, in provincia di Treviso, nel 1928. Ha compiuto i suoi studi a Venezia, presso il Liceo Artistico, l’Accademia di Belle Arti, l’Istituto Universitario di Architettura e presso la Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, dove nel 1968 si è laureato con una tesi interdisciplinare sul Canova. La sua intensa attività pittorica è documentata da numerose ed importanti mostre personali in Italia, Germania, Francia e America, dalla partecipazione a rassegne internazionali (XLV e XLVI Biennale di Venezia) e da cinque monografie scritte da Giuseppe Marchiori, Andrea Zanzotto, Paolo Rizzi, Giulio Carlo Argan e Marco Golden. Con l’editore Bino Rebellato ha pubblicato le raccolte di poesie: Terra rossa (1963), Viaggio al mio paese (1967), Il dolente equilibrio (1970, Premio “Alte Ceccato”), Un gelido furore (1974), I treni di De Chirico (1985, Premio “Carducci” per l’inedito e Premio “Buzzati”). Nel 1984 ha vinto il premio “Camposampiero” per la poesia religiosa. Nel 1985 è uscito Orologio di stelle, edizioni Amadeus. Tra i suoi studi sull’arte veneta ricorderemo quelli dedicati a Noè Bordignon, Luigi Serena, Lino Bianchi, Barriviera, Renzo Biasion, e soprattutto, quelli su Antonio Canova (giudicati da Argan “i più importanti sull’artista”): La poetica e l’arte del Canova, prefazione di Giulio Carlo Argan e Giuseppe Mazzariol, Canova, 1984; I rilievi del Canova, Electa, 1990, introduzione di Giulio Carlo Argan (Premio “Mazzotti – Finestra sulle Venezie”, 1991); Canova pittore, Electa, 1992, seconda edizione 2005; Antonio Canova. La Statuaria, prefazione di Vittorio Sgarbi, Milano, Electa, 1992, seconda edizione 2003. Ha recentemente pubblicato per Ghelfi Editore l’opera in due volumi Arte Triveneta. Dal Barocco alle ultime ricerche del Duemila.

Ottorino Stefani is the author of two bulky volumes Triveneta art: from Baroque to the latest research of two thousand (Art Editions Guelph, Verona). Stefani was born in Montello Volpago in 1928, generously traces the milestones of art history. The historic route, which Stefani offers betrays no doubt loves and passions, but, as he recites the same, what is art if not personal projection? The criterion is therefore based on the names of the essential artistic firmament, which we are living in Triveneto light: Giorgione, Tintoretto, Titian and Canova Treviso that the artist loves more than any other. Two books written from the heart in Venice, a city that has grown both culturally and artistically Stefani, as she was involved in the research of Wagner’s all-encompassing work of art.
Stefani is a painter, a debtor to Gino Rossi indelible imprint, praised by the great poet Zanzotto who signs the preface to his collection of poems and art historian Terra Rossa called into question by Argan for his studies on visceral Canova made. Stefani unusual praise the artist, one who is beyond the usual stereotypes that are attributed to those who work in the art. There is talent, yes, but above all there is exercise, there is the work. Wildean conception that in the contemporary art world, focuses on some figures that the art market has thrust into the background. And if the sensational original Cattelan is precisely the market wants, “… because what you can do Cattelan? Do not paint or sculpt know, “Stefani spends magnanimous praise for Aldo Pallaro, contemporary sculptor who refers to Arte Povera, for Breddo, a student of Morandi, which loves to Pendini Pallaro as in the dream of his lost childhood and Floriana Line” great creative intelligence, a true contemporary artist. ”
Two volumes dictated by reasons of the heart of an artist first and foremost a man, indeed, a gentleman, the kind that nowadays they do not find it

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