Alceo Poltronieri's portrait










My name is Alceo. I was born in Mantua the 22nd September 1924 because of my father and my mother.
I have used my hands to say that they are useless, they neither keep our despair away nor allow us to pray.

I made the clouds because I like them.
I was in the tradition of classical perspective and it limited me.
I wanted to leave the picture and enter the picture freely, something that the classical perspective did not allow me to do.
And I searched, searched until I found a new system.

Now, between the classical perspective and my new perspective, the difference is evident: it will be enough to compare one of my traditional paintings with recent ones.
The law and principle that govern my new perspective consists in the fact that I took the base of the frame as the horizon line.
In this way, worthy figures can enter or leave the picture at will.

In addition to the theory of the new horizon, I enjoy using gold and silver now.

Partisan fighter in his youth, painter, graphic designer, musician, writer, Poltronieri is an example of multifaceted genius.
Alceo Poltronieri was born in Bagnolo San Vito (MN) the 22nd September 1924. He worked as a baker in his father's shop and, at a very young age, actively participated in the Resistance.

After the tragic death of his sisters, Maria and Bianca, he married in 1950 and embarked on a long career in the world of small industry.
Since those years Alceo started painting, composing poetry and music, but it was only at the beginning of the Seventies that he devoted himself exclusively to these activities.

Towards the end of the Eighties he left the city and returned to the countryside, where he was born.
Here, he decides to die in August 1995.

Poltronieri has extraordinary abilities as a colourist. The adoption of acrylics allows him to have very refined glazes; his images seem to be covered with an impalpable talcum powder, as if they had been abandoned for years in the dry dust of a closet.

Renzo Margonari

Renzo Margonari

The keywords of Poltronieri's work are playfulness and drama. Everything revolves around these two concepts. He also had a strong taste of color that he transferred in an intense and expressive way.

Giovanni Pasetti

Giovanni Pasetti

Poltronieri's painting becomes the congenital gestures of an organism that plays on an oscillation of supposedly anomalous mental states, but in reality well codified, researched, desired.

Icona pittura

Ercole Fava

Instant mirrors of his soul, his paintings are his limpid breath of life, they are his candid, universal breath.

Alberto Hannüss

The "state of nature" is a strong theme of the artist. Alceo Poltronieri's figures move in a space out of time, almost always symbolic, but, above all, free.

Paola Cortese

His free spirit, while tormented by the fervor of human and not only pictorial research, has left that mark that is identified in spontaneous art.

Werther Gorni

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