Relationship man-nature
1970s / ’75: Relationship man–nature
The circles inscribed in the squares that Lucatello entitles “mandala” are most certainly a suggestion to the hinted mysticism and are clearly inspired by rose windows in churches. But there are also thick tree trunks with lumps of colour jutting out, and also trees that are almost naturalistic. The paint often takes on dramatic tones, spread with violent stokes, harsh and distorted in the impasto. Man is an integral part of nature; during his brief life he breathes with nature and therefore at times the pictures are divided in two – on one side there is a mulberry bush, or in any case a reference to nature, and on the other, the head of an old man or of a woman. These are the Relationship man–nature, a title which will follow him for the rest of his life.


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