Biography and artistic personality:
Giancarlo Amurri was born in
Monterubbiano (AP) on 22 August 1929. He now lives and works in
Soffredini no. 77. Milan.
1984. Oil painting (30x40).
Giancarlo Amurri, sensitive
towards the complex beauty of nature, sings his gentle song in
colours with refined, knowledgeable brush-work. To speak of his
rhythm and harmony is certainly not difftcult, since his
sensitivity is ready to point out and decipher the small and
great things that he finds along the way, the guarantee of poetic
expression and the affirmation of his reality. A personal
discourse, in the sunlight, whether dealing with landscapes,
flowers or still life, to express and transmit an emotion, to
look «within» nature and discover its submerged, joyful voice.
Sunflowers, 1988.Oil painting (50x40).
Work of thought and dexterity in
differing fields, then, to express his concepts and to understand
the living energies that pervade nature. Painting as continuity
of colours and graphicism, as verifieation, perception,
aspiration for pictorial concreteness, that is pregnant with mood
and gives poetically appreciable results.
Beyond unnatural rules and dogmas, Giancarlo Amurti always desired to be himself studying and experimenting.
1984. Oil painting (30x40).
Let us hear how he was able to
awarely achieve such innerness and dynamism:
« One can say that my interest for painting began when I saw a friend represent the personalities and scenery of a Holy Crib. I was eight years old and since then I have always drawn.
Montefiore, 1990. Oil painting (60x50).
I should have attended an
artistic high school, but, since the war had only recently ended
and the high school in Florence was too far away, my parents
directed me towards another school nearer home, since they were
also rather disapproving of my choice. Thus I attended the
technical-commercial school at Fermo and concurrently a private
school of painting, that later became the State Art Institue,
under the guidance of Professor Pende.
|Vase with dried
Sunflowers, 1990. Oil painting (50x70).
Moving to Milan for work, I
attended the «Faruffini» civic school in Sesto San Giovanni.
Giving up my work as a book-keeper, I devoted myself completely
to painting, attending the Art Institute, in the metal division.
After earning my diploma as a teacher of art, I earned a diploma
at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, in the pictorial division,
under the guidance of Purificato, De Vita, Diana, Ballo, De Grada
Dame, 1990. Oil painting (80x70).
I attended the sculpture course
for a year and won a teaching position in pictorial discipline
through a concourse, so that I also committed myself to teaching.
I taught for two years to Innocenti employees in Lambrate. In
1983, I attended the summer course in xylography at Venezia Viva,
Campo S. Silvestre, Venice. In 1984 and 1985 I travelled to the
United States, visiting New York, Washington and Pittsburg before
going to Paris. »
with broom, 1986. Oil painting (40x50).
Landscapes, seascapes, still life and flowers. Feeling their calling him by name and the voice of time. Views that are clean and clear, without tortuous intellectualism; expressive forms that are never static, defined by a sense for nature, suitable to awarely stress Giancarlo Amurris inner self. Painting of impalpable nostalgia, serenely spellbinding, like a fairy-tale recounted between sea and sky, between houses, trees and flowers in green in all its shades....
From his work the onlooker can
deduce the curiosity of the artist, who believes in
impressionistic traditions, in delicate nuances or in the
pressing rhythm of fleshy colour, the forms, light, perspectives.
So that more than objects in themselves, the works of our painter
may become a panorama of lively sensitivity. (Antonio Oberti).
landscape in "Marche", 1970. Oil on wood
Galleria il Salotto, Vicenza
Amici di Legnano, Legnano (1972)
Galleria Sistina, Rome (1974)
Galleria Tori, Sassuolo (1975)
Kunstmesse Verona, Verona (1990)
Galleria Artemisia, Turin (1990)
Mostra il Rivellino, Ferrara (1993)
Galleria S. Rocco, Seregno (1971)
Galleria S. Ambroeus, Milan (1971)
Galleria La Cronice, Cassino (1973)
Pro Loco Monterubbiano, Monterubbiano (1974)
Sala della Provincia, Sondrio (1978)
Galleria Alba, Ferrara (1990)
Mostra Euro Arti Expo, Verona (1992)
Ente Soggiorno, Monterubbiano (1994)
the bridges of Paris, 1992. Oil painting (70x50).
Important collective exhibitions:
Mostra italo-spagnola, Milan;
Estate varesina, Varese;
Europa unita, Bergamo;
Premio della Stampa, Milan;
Circolo della Stampa Rotonda Besana, Milan;
Galleria Ticino, Milan
Amnesty International Finarte, Milan;
Club dell'Incisione, Venice;
L'Arte nell'arte, Assisi;
Cittą di Norcia, Perugia;
Omaggio dell'arte italiana al dolore innocente, Palazzo Reale Milan;
Premio Lono, Cadorago (CO);
L'arte contro la violenza, Bagnara Calabra;
Artisti famosi nel mondo, Florence, 1994 (organized by the National Institute of Fine Arts)
Via Soffredini 77; 20126 Milano; Tel. 02/2576265
Piazza Centanni 7; Monterubbiano (AP); Tel. 0734/59154