Finzi - Zotti. An iconic artist and an aniconic of Venice

01 September - 15 October 2001 | Pieve di Cento, Museo d'Arte Bargellini

curated by G. Di Genova

As part of the comparisons to the Museum, the Museum of art in the Italian generations are brought together two artists for similarity or contrast, and laid the artwork in a dialectical relationship. There is currently an exhibition dedicated to the two artists Ennio Finzi and Carmelo Zotti, both Venetians, both former teachers of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Friends as well as colleagues and Finzi Zotti are two characters artistically and temperamentally opposed. 
Ennio Finzi young approaches to painting and music, preferring the work of Modigliani and Scipio, and then further study with Picasso, Malevich, Mondrian. His vision of art is influenced by association with Atanasio Soldati, who pushes him toward the fluorescent colors and the strong impact of perception of his early works. Finzi is then in contact with Virgilio Guidi and Emilio Vedova, at the same time discovering the twelve-tone music of Schoenberg. The combination of the two disciplines makes the measure of his artistic feeling, leading to the semantics of the gesture, light, color and tone, and to the principles of optic art.
Carmelo Zotti, a pupil of Bruno Saetti, immediately began his artistic career with great originality, which manifests itself in a strong European footprint stamp symbolic surreal. Venice is the city of his art and the artist here soon impregnates his painting evocations of fable and myth, exacerbated by a number of experiences in countries such as Egypt, Mexico and Burma. Since the sixties, its an artistic exhibit strong re-enactments, and in a symbolic dream, of an ancestral world, made of ancient rites and old symbols. 
The combination of these two artists, one iconic, the other aniconic, door, into the exhibit, a significant reflection on the infinite modes of art and languages ??through which the art spreads.