Franco Gentilini

Gentilini's artistic world was formed in the context of Italian culture between the Second World War and the postwar period. The artist perfects his technical note characterized by a happy combination of painting and drawing on a preparatory material background mixed with sand. The themes of his works are cathedrals, baptisteries, jugglers and buskers, landscapes with irregular perspectives, women characterized by ankle boots with spool heels, bicycles, trucks, cats and lions. Gentilini is the artist of joie de vivre, despite the fact that in recent years he portrayed a world shattered by the Second World War.

Since the mid-fifties, his research has been directed towards an essential geometric stylization which, by making use of overturned perspectives and skewed planes, finds a completely new and personal compositional balance. To celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth, several retrospectives were held in public spaces (Pericle Fazzini Museum in Assisi and Museo della Permanente in Milan) organized largely by his wife Luciana Giuntoli who also took care of the collection of his personal archive.

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