The heads

The heads: 1970s

Faces painted all in 1976 before the disastrous earthquake. They portray sadness and anguish, they are dry, hard and often take on exasperated tones, almost as if they sensed the imminent tragedy. They often oppose the outlines of a tree barely traced (the mulberry bush, that from here on becomes the fixed reference point of Lucatello). The juxtaposition is obviously deliberate and studied. Therefore the titles that he gave to his paintings: “Dialectic Man–Nature” or “Dimension of Nature” were not meant to lead to obscure misunderstandings but, for him, to a simple and obvious statement. Naturalism of man and spirituality of nature – an intrinsic union that cannot be renounced, where rationalism is unexpectedly mixed with mysticism.


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