Preparing the obstacles
Early 1970s: Preparing the obstacles
Lucatello’s manner of working was consistent with his impulsive yet thoughtful character. When he was not teaching at school he went off on his scooter around the hillside, wandering in the woods and walking along the pebbly river banks, scrutinising every detail. In fact he knew the zone better that many locals and he was often the one to show them places in Friuli. During these solitary journeys, as can be deduced from his pictures, he must have tasted intense moments of happiness imagining painting. Then, he closed himself in his studio and painted with passion and haste for days and days, until the accumulated ‘charge’ had been exhausted. In this period, the often sullen and sombre paintings were born which lead to the Obstacles.


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