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Morabito inaugurates exhibition of Italian Artist Marco Ceravolo in Saifi village.

NNA - The Italian Embassy in Lebanon and the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Solidere and Piece Unique Gallery, on Wednesday inaugurated the first exhibition in the Middle East by the Italian artist Marco Ceravolo under the patronage of the Italian Ambassador to Lebanon Giuseppe Morabito. The exhibition presents a selection of 19 paintings of medium and large sizes realized in mixed techniques on canvas.

Marco Ceravolo was born in Bergamo (Italy) in 1962. Architect, graduated from the Polytechnic School of Milan, he started at a very young age his artistic career. In 1977 at the age of 15, he organized his first solo exhibition in Bergamo. Over the years, he held many other exhibitions, personal and collective, in the most prestigious national and international galleries, collecting an excellent feedback and many laudatory articles from Italian and foreign critics.

Ceravolo paintings evolved from abstract art at the beginning to figurative one, with a preference for still lifes, female nudes, and finally landscape. It is about places of the mind, reconstructed with pieces of burlap, gauze and silk stuck on the surface of the painting and animated by stripes of intense colour: a ribbon of blue that evokes the sky or the sea, a red brush shot reminiscent of a field of poppies, the black colour mixed with sand to simulate the steep surface of a wall or the asphalt granularity. No living things appear in these solitudes that do not belong to any specific place on earth but at the same time, are not far from the landscapes we know. In his most recent works, Ceravolo was inspired by classical art and the Italian Renaissance while remaining a highly innovative artist. He demonstrates an exceptional electicism and a big diversity, as also evidenced by his female figurative compositions, "female cenacles" which, while paying tribute to Giotto and Piero della Francesca by their silent and hieratic figures and clear geometric forms, however, are impregnated with such a modernism that corrodes traditional iconography.

Therefore, Ceravolo has the ability to adhere to formalism concepts in his exploration of spatial frontality. According to artist himself, many mysteries are hidden in his paintings, and it is only by looking carefully and slowly deep into it, that a multitude of hidden elements emerge gradually.

The exhibition will continue until October 5th, 2013.

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