Luciano Boccardini

Luciano Boccardini was born in Rome. His father was from Umbria, his mother from Rome. He lived in several Italian towns (Ancona, Terni, Venice) where he participated in different artistic and cultural environments. In his early thirties he moved to Umbria. He lived first in Foligno, later in Perugia and finally settled in Pierantonio.

 

His painting career started in 1970; he introduced himself to Galleria La Luna, in Perugia, where he presented his first paintings. They belong to a “forming and research period”, bound to be modified. Even then, he could master form, to which he paid due respect. Boccardini felt the alchemic potential of colour, whose charm had an impact on the artist. Boccardini was in love with painting in general; therefore he never chose any particular trend. In that period all artists, in order to be appreciated by criticism, had to show an aspiration for “new”, but Boccardini was so much into “his own painting” that he counter-walked the trends of research; reaching an original result.

 

Boccardini is a self-defined artist; his expressive will is apparently only inspired by the great painters of the twentieth century. Line, colour and light are the main aesthetic concerns for Boccardini. Later on, colour is used to highlight forms, thus marking Boccardini’s individual style and desire for magical enjoyment.

 

The starting point in Boccardini’s art is the observation of reality: women, dogs, the dome of a church become painting signs, when transposed from reality to the canvas, meddle themselves with strays of ideas, inner emotions and universal symbolic references. When triggering the artist’s subconscious, though keeping the popular style that identifies him, they transcend reality and become something else. Images are embedded in the inner space and mix up with the painter’s dreams and deepest instincts, thus enabling Boccardini’s representational painting to change and mould things in a multi-faceted, more diverse (yet darker and more inscrutable) world. Boccardini paintings’ apparent simplicity does not cast aside the breach between ego and the world, language and reality, vision and representation.

   

Luciano Boccardini is one of the last painters who may be defined “romantic”. The emotional, symbolic, surreal and pre-ideological characteristics of his art enable a new interpretation of the subjects, which are part of his diverse and interesting selection of paintings.

 

His works are in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Madrid, the Gallery "Il Centro" of Jesi, the Museum of Modern Art of Stockholm, the Picture Gallery of Jesi, the Picture Gallery of Gallarate, the Museum of Modern Art of Rome, the Museum of Modern Art of New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Moscow, the Gallery “Il Cenacolo” of Perugia and in private collections in Italy, Cuba, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom and in the United States of America.

Verso l'Obiettivo
Verso l'Obiettivo

mixed medium on wood, 100x100cm

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La Vela e il Panorama
La Vela e il Panorama

mixed medium on canvas, 100x100 cm

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Toreador
Toreador

mixed medium on wood, 118x77cm

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Totem
Totem

mixed medium on wood, 80x60cm

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Subconscio
Subconscio

mixed medium on canvas, 120x100cm

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Cuba
Cuba

mixed medium on canvas, 120x60cm

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Poker d'Assi
Poker d'Assi

mixed medium on canvas, 120x80cm

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Le Barchette in Mezzo al Bosco
Le Barchette in Mezzo al Bosco

mixed medium on canvas, 100x100cm

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L'Incrocio
L'Incrocio

mixed medium on canvas, 100x100cm

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Pinocchietto
Pinocchietto

mixed medium on canvas, 90x130cm

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Verso il Futuro
Verso il Futuro

mixed medium on canvas, 100x100cm

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Luci ed Ombre Nel Porto
Luci ed Ombre Nel Porto

mixed medium on canvas, 80x100cm

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La Piramide
La Piramide

mixed medium on canvas, 100x100cm

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La Raganella Americana
La Raganella Americana

mixed medium on wood, 50x28cm

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I Pesci Del Tucano
I Pesci Del Tucano

mixed medium on canvas, 120x100cm

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Giano Bifronte
Giano Bifronte

mixed medium on wood, 73x120cm

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Estate Inverno
Estate Inverno

mixed medium on canvas, 100x100cm

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La Luna Piena
La Luna Piena

mixed medium on canvas, 120x80cm

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Dove Soffia il Vento
Dove Soffia il Vento

mixed medium on canvas, 100x100cm

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Come Dentro Un Film
Come Dentro Un Film

mixed medium on canvas, 100x100cm

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Attenti Alla Bandana
Attenti Alla Bandana

mixed medium on canvas, 80x100cm

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Carnevale
Carnevale

mixed medium on canvas, 100x100cm

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Il Guardiano Dei Cavalli Indiani
Il Guardiano Dei Cavalli Indiani

mixed medium on canvas, 100x70cm

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Meglio Un Uovo Oggi...
Meglio Un Uovo Oggi...

mixed medium on canvas, 120x100cm

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Arcimboldo
Arcimboldo

mixed medium on wood, 78x96cm

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L'Importanza di Chiamarsi Ernesto
L'Importanza di Chiamarsi Ernesto

mixed medium on canvas, 120x80cm

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I Giochi di Atene
I Giochi di Atene

mixed medium on canvas, 48x78cm

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Alba Sul Mare
Alba Sul Mare

mixed medium on canvas,

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