Before the earthquake
1975 / May 1976: Before the Earthquake
It is a very intense period. There are the heads (that the next page is dedicated to), the Earths, and the Earths and Ponds; whose painting is brutal and essential, and where the space is occupied with extreme mathematical precision despite its outward casualness. Lucatello never forgets his realist background, quite the opposite; his research of detail is constant and persevering. In some paintings he indulges into lyricism and then earth is lived with emotional abandonment without deluding at all from the precision of the style. It is almost as if he wants to demonstrate that there is no such thing as a poetical matter or an unpoetical matter, there is just the subject matter faced with its relationship with man.


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