Earths and ponds
Late 1950s: Earth and Ponds
To penetrate the earth with one’s eyes, to lose oneself in its folds, to listen to the quiver of the matter. The definition of a detail and the extension of it in space, is one of the constant themes in Lucatello’s paintings, even though he never repeats periods.
The water in the pond is so still that sometimes it hardly ever ripples. It is the light that pierces it with its changeable and intense tones; the dense colour, which angrily attacks the canvas. They are borderless pictures in which nature is the protagonist. The colours are often black and brown as the Earth suggests and it is also significant that the painter treats black as a vivid or even joyous tonality. The earths end the venetian experience.


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