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The art of Luisa Del Campana stands in the contemporary art scene to go against in bringing healing to the figurative and artistic expression in its ontological significance. This is not totake a nostalgic step back, but to redefine these high values, philosophical and spiritual beliefs that are now long beenconsidered "out" to a prevailing fashion of the ugly andirreverent.

And that's why he invented UTOPIA poster that is open to all art lovers who share the decision to "break" this fad offering a reflection of content and ancient values.​​

Luisa Del Campana was born in April 1950 and did her training in the workshop of the Florentine painter Dino Migliorini.

Her first exhibition, in the Schompf Gallery at Ruschlikon, near Zurich, dates back to 1978.

Then came other personal exhibitions in Florence, in the basement of the Church Del Carmine, and in Prato, where she was introduced by the then Director of Fine Arts, Gastone Breddo. She also tried her hands in the fashion field, designing fabrics for the “Pitti Donna” défilé of the Regina Sherker collection.

After an encounter with the art critic Tommaso Paloscia and in accordance with the clear and straightforward drawing that was a mark of her style, she took up the art of stained glass, to which she applied herself almost exclusively for a long time.

Obtaining wide recognition also in this field. She has been selected by the “Opera del Duomo” of Florence in a shortlist of names in a competition for the missing ox-eye window in the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral; the competition is still to be concluded.

At first, she attempted a way of expression influenced by currents and movements of the twentieth century like cubism, futurism and a certain figurative expressionism. She contacted and met artists like Giacomo Manzù and Primo Conti.

Her research, focused on man and his/her existential value, received a strong stimulus from the encounter with Tommaso Palamidessi and the study of his writings. She approached various philosophical and spiritual traditions, looking for a pictorial language that, with a quick and essential drawing, brings back to today’s mankind their hidden symbols.

Here begins a series of her exhibitions in Italy and Switzerland, based also on the Graalic literature. Among otherswe recall thatin 2006 the Museum of Contemporary Artof Monreale. In the same year, an exhibition of her works in the Cenacle and in the arcades of the Santa Croce church in Florence, during the convention “Beauty, Art and Culture”.

In September 2007, as part of an event with the participation of one of the most important medievalists, Franco Cardini, the town council of Arezzo organized an exhibition of her paintings, with the title “Medieval Times.”

In May 2008 the Italian Embassy in Malta organized an exhibition of her works in the Italian Culture Institute, centred again on the Middle Age symbolics.

In March / April 2009 in an event related to the culture of the Middle Ages which saw organizers as the towns of Caledonand Sesto Fiorentino, the latter, his country of origin.
In May-June 2009, the exhibition "Wondrous Mystery" in Orvieto in the "Palazzo dei Sette" during the International Festival of Art and Faith. On this occasion there was the talk show "Art and beauty" which saw the participation of several hundred young students who enthusiastically responded to the provocation of a reinterpretation of the concept of beauty.

In collaboration with art historian Maria Giuliana Serrapedeconceived  the Stage "FORM AND COLOR" where for the first time an artist and an art historian together explain how it "looks" a 'work of art through images, videos and exercisesand critical analysis of ancient and contemporary works.
One can not forget his commitment to a new ethical dimension of art that sits alongside the new discoveries of Science. That 's why he held in Punta Ala in July 2011, “Meeting between Art and Science: How the brain reads a work of art" with Professor Gianfranco Marchesi neuro-aesthetics expert and author of research on the relationship between genius and madness in the art world.

 


In her works, this artist cancels the time-space dimensions and invites us to cross the threshold of other lands that become visible, worlds and deep values which are unfolded on the canvas in symbolic but also solid and tangible atmospheres, men and women in an unrelenting rhythm or in statue-like meditation, always pervaded by a vertical tension.

So, in the works of Luisa Del Campana one can perceive a wholly interior vision of the world, obtained with a careful and refined use of the many symbols that the various traditions and schools of thought have handed down through the centuries.

These symbols have the power to transport us in a place without time or space, where man and woman can go beyond the human limits, into an innermost spiritual dimension.

Myths, horses and knights, angels and dragons, swords, shields, fights are brought to life and given a special force. Her paintings are an eruption of shapes and colours, of symbols and signs, evident or veiled, in an alchemic synthesis obtained with an unfailing, firm, quick and intense brush stroke.

Places and scenes appear, where measure, tri-dimensionality and classic perspective are purposely ignored, so as to enhance the sense of universality.

Men and women with featureless faces, drapes and curtains framing the scene, indicating that the expression draws from far-off sources and that the representation refers to forces working from inside the being.
 

 

 

In short, a repertoire with no lack of brilliant ideas and intuitions, intended to recover values that seem to have been long since forgotten.
A very personal and original touch that, by a quick stroke and a decisive pictorial act, builds and re-builds, reaching a harmonious synthesis between micro- and macrocosm, between the interior world and the sublime.

 

Maria Giuliana Serrapede

 


 

During the exhibition “Salone dell’Arte e del Restauro” in Florence of 2012 unveiled its manifesto Utopia which tends to combine myth and science through an investigation related to "Neuroesthetic".

 

Her works will be used by researchers such as Fabio Babiloni and Ariadne Tertel of University “La Sapienza” of Rome to investigate the neural mechanisms of vision. There will be a new way of presenting her works.

 

About her:

- Rubina Giorgi Philosopher
- Monsignor Francesco Marchisano
- Carmelo Mezzasalma Writer - Reviewer
- Nicola Miceli Art Reviewer
- Miriam Parricch iA scholar of Symbolism
- Francesco Soitario University Arezzo / Siena
- Giampaolo Trotta Reviewer

Giacomo Manzù and Luisa del Campana Exposition in Carmine Church underground  Primo Conti and Luisa Del Campana 1983 Presentation of Exposition Exposition  Vitraux S.Giustino Valdarno   1992 Duke Amedeo D'Aosta. The artist at work Exposition Anime e Spose- Giampaolo Trotta critic and Luisa del Campana -  Monreale -Museum D'Arte Contemporanea  Monreale - Museum D'arte Contemporanea 2006 Exposition Tempo di Medioevo Palazzo Chianini Vincenzi, Arezzo 2007 - Assessore alla Cultura C. Brezzi e critico F. Solitario Santa Croce Church Last Supper - Florence - Speaker Antonio Paolucci 2006 Italian Institute of Culture 2008 - from right: Amb. Malta Paolo Andrea Trabalza and Mayor Pian di Sco' Nazzereno Betti Exposition Orvieto - Palazzo dei Sette 2009 Entering in the exposition of  'Mirabile Mistero' - Palazzo dei Sette Orviento Exposition room Palace of Sette Orvieto During the Exposition  'Mirabile Mistero' - Palazzo dei Sette Orviento Talk show 'Art and Beauty' - from left: : Gianluca de Martino, Maria Giuliana Serrapede, Mons. G. Scanavino, Guido Barlozzetti, Luisa del Campana Talk show 'Art and Beauty' Conference Prof. Gianfranco Marchesi and Luisa del Campanai: 'Encounter between art and science: how the brain reads a work of art' - Punta Ala 2011 Stage Shape and Color