ALESSANDRO BRUSCHETTI

Study for "Stunt among the clouds" - ALESSANDRO BRUSCHETTI
Study for "Stunt among the clouds" (Bruschetti)

Alessandro BRUSCHETTI (Perugia 1910 - Brugherio 1980)

Alessandro Bruschetti was an Italian Futurist artist. The most important Futurist painter from Umbria after Gerardo Dottori.
Bruschetti was born in 1910 in Perugia, where he studied art.
In 1931 he moved to Rome to study restoration and became also a teacher. Whilst he was there, one of his paintings, Dynamism of horses (1932), was lauded by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, the founder of Futurism. With Marinetti's approval he joined the artistic group. In 1933 he was exhibiting in Rome and at a Futurist exhibition in Milan. He was at the Venice Biennale in 1934 and he returned in 1936, 1938 and 1942. The Quadriennial Exhibition in Rome took his work in 1935 and 1939. His first solo exhibition was in Rome in 1935. In the field of Futurism, Bruschetti is best known for having developed an aeropictorial style with very personal characteristics. He was in fact endowed with a great pictorial ability and had developed a technique on the basis of which the pictorial drawing was extremely precise in the geometric construction and strongly rigorous on the formal level. This led him to develop impressive airplane views, where the flying machines that plow the sky create highly suggestive aerial arabesques. In the mid-1960s, Bruschetti went through a period of experimentation that led him to elaborate purilumetric painting, that is the search for the splendor of light through geometries and color, with insertions, in the last phase, of metallic elements. Returning to Perugia in the early seventies, he devoted himself in large-scale pictorial cycles for sacred buildings with a new abstract-geometric language.