Saverio Lucci, interior designer and man of culture, is an Italian artist whose masterpieces of painting express a mystical aura linked to an art professional continually in search of beauty.
The art of Lucci moves and touches more areas, feeding its artistic production with knowledge and research, fundamental elements to sound the human soul. His inspiration can date back to his appreciation for aesthetics, a doctrine that pervades his profession as an interior architect, stylist, and restorer.
The distinctive features of Lucci are recognisable, in particular, in the production of paintings that have the portrait as the main theme; in fact, the intensity of the contemporary message that the artist wants to vehicular is well represented through the creation of female faces and figures.
The use of the Encausto technique (an ancient technique that mixes pigments and beeswax) allows the artist to give to his paintings a remarkable technical mastery and a material consistency, while the use of monochrome or gold leaf backgrounds makes the portraits appear in all their bareness and depth.
Naked bodies and faces, almost always looking directly at the viewer, show their intimacy and, without distractions, we are attracted by a contemporary restlessness. Looking at his large production, the strong assonance and the high reference to Renaissance masters of Italian art, it’s the first thing that even a simple art lover can perceive at a first sight. However, looking deeply, Lucci inherited much more than a simple revival of the Renaissance style.
The characters that populate his paintings are contemporary, even though made with a technique that suggests a knowledge that gives them a historical and aesthetic appearance.
Materials and expressive elements are the medium through which the great masters of the art are understood, assimilated and used as a filter to paint contemporary themes.
There are many references to the art of the past, a strong passion for Saverio Lucci. Observing, for example, his painting The Innocent, the woman in a dressing gown, bare-breasted, turns her gaze to the observer with an appearance of challenge and security. The clean, pure, pictorial style with delicate shading stands on a flat, metallic platinum background. The technical mastery conceals subtle anxiety in the young woman’s face, the same anxiety that is found in the masterpiece Meditation by Francesco Hayez, for example.
But the psychological and intimate depth is combined with an abundance of details and Baroque decorations that dress some of its protagonists. The use of gold, in refined and elegant garments and laces, is influenced by a Venetian artistic matrix. And again, we recognise the influence of the lagoon city in the strength and density of colors and lights, showing a delicate and fluent technique.