Antonio De Vito
Born in Salento, Italy, Antonio De Vito graduated from Lecces Scuola dArte.
He carried out his first experiments in fresco painting under the tutelage of a restorer while studying at the Art Institute in Urbino.This experience prompted him to move to Florence to complete his artistic and cultural studies and to undertake complex research on the works of the great Masters.
Just as «disciples» studied their masters in Renaissance workshops, at first imitating them, then breaking out on their own, he ideally frequented the same workshops and through intense study was able to master the complex fresco technique, identifying the methods and unearthing its secrets.
Antonio De Vito has shown his work on various occasions throughout Italy, in prestigious sites such as Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Pitti in Florence and Palazzo della Battaglia in Anghiari, never failing to inspire great interest and emotions via his special way, halfway between scholastic and artistic, to reveal unusual aspects of Renaissance painting.
This occurred especially when he presented the reconstruction he painted after accurate study of the
lost fresco by Leonardo Da Vinci «The Battle of Anghiari».
Important exhibitions take likewise his works abroad to illustrate techniques and peculiarities of the great masters of Italian Renaissance
Elisabeth Bouvier, was born in Lyon (France) and graduated in the University Lumiere-Lyon II in Classics and Art History, specialising in the Art of the Italian Renaissance. She pursued her career by researching and studying artworks restoration in Florence the cradle of Renaissance. It was attending this course that brought her into contact with the fresco master Antonio De Vito. Thus 'I MURI DELL ARTE FIRENZE Walls of Art' was created. The workshop now sees them working together, creating frescoes and developing educational exhibitions to be displayed all around the world.
The artist creates frescoes using the purest of techniques techniques the same used by great masters like Giotto and Michelangelo - by preparing plaster with sand and slaked lime and painting on its surface.
Antonio De Vitos experience and study of antique frescoes allow him to exploit the natural imperfections of the wall to give his works the patina that so fascinate us in ancient paintings where Time has left its marks.
De Vitos frescoes owe their modernity to the result after detaching them from their original wall.
They become fragments, subject isolated from their usual context, and take a life of their own, inviting the observer to create a new story and a new context.
The scratches and the cracks are not made by chance but they have been put there deliberately by the artists creative imagination; they no longer detract from the beauty and the mystery but they add to them.
Maglie (LECCE) - Italy
Ex conceria Lamarque, " I Muri Dell'Arte " - [2/12/2006 23/12/2006]
Florence - ITALY
Rondó di Bacco di Palazzo Pitti - [18/10/2007 04/11/2007]
Anghiari (AREZZO) - ITALY
Palazzo della Battaglia, " Nelle mani e nella mente " - [28/06/2008 21/09/2008]
Florence - ITALY
Fortezza da Basso, " Leonardo's workshop " - [25/04/2009 03/05/2009]
Melbourne - AUSTRALIA
South Banks, " Da Vinci's Secrets " - [17/10/2009 - 31/10/2009]
Sydney - AUSTRALIA
Town Hall, " Da Vinci's Secrets " - [20/05/2010 - 02/08/2010]
Otranto - ITALY
Torre Matta, " Segni e Segreti " - [03/08/2011 - 27/08/2011]
Guangzhou - CINA
Guangdong Science Center - [02/08/2012 - 31/12/2012]
Taipei - TAIWAN
National Museum of History, " The Divine Michelangelo " - [26/01/2013 - 12/05/2013]
Kaohsiung - TAIWAN
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, " The Divine Michelangelo " - [15/06/2013 - 29/09/2013]
Denver - USA
Denver Pavilions, " Da Vinci e Michelangelo side by side " - [10/05/2013 - --/--/----]
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