fausto bronchiFAUSTO BRONCHI was born in 1938 in Spoleto (Umbria - Italy) where he lived and worked.

He graduated in Perugia at the Fine Arts Academy and began to exhibit when he was very young. When he was only 18 years old, he participated to the "Spoleto Prize".

In 1956 and 1957 he held his first personal exhibits, during the newborn "Festival of the Two Worlds", Spoleto (Italy) - Charleston (SC, USA), during which he exhibited again in 1959.
He was invited to many national Italian exhibits like, in 1960, the Venice Biennial Exhibition; but he was forced to refuse this one for military service.

His paintings were valorized and made know above all thank to the exhibits organized by the Roman Gallery "L'88" in Margutta Street (Rome - Italy).
His paintings were exposed in New York (USA); Orange (France) during the review of 6 Umbrian painters in the Musee Municipal patronized by the Spoleto Town Hall ; and in the last years exclusively in Germany.

Spokesman for the abstract language linked to the particular aspect typical of the naturalism of the "Spoleto group" during the 50's (De Gregorio, Marignoli, Raspi, Toscano), Bronchi at the beginning of the 60's gets closer to Raspi's path in the search for a color range that correlates images and substance. His entire production is characterized by a strong gesture component and impressive technical skills.

He is present at the Museum of Modern Art in Spoleto with his work "Presupposto n.18" dated 1990 - mixed technique 162 x 120 cm. His last two exhibits were patronized by the Spoleto Town Hall, his native town. In 1992 he entitled "Moments" an exhibit he had dedicated to his father ; in 1997 he exhibited a new series: landscapes inspired to Germany and to a more general sense of peace and calm.


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During his terrible illness, despite the immobility which he was forced into, for the last months of his life, he found the internal strength to try to fight his destiny realizing, in his endless days, about 3000 sketches but above all 30 new paintings. This new series of landscapes portray all his anger, especially in the first ones but also, in the last ones, his hope in a recovery or perhaps in a peaceful passage from his earthly life
to the eternal life.
Simona

 
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