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Andrea Benetti - Official site in english https://www.andreabenetti.eu
Andrea Benetti - Sito ufficiale in italiano https://www.andreabenetti.com
Born in 1964, Andrea Benetti created and drew up the "Manifesto of Neo Cave Art" presented at the 53rd Venice Biennale, in the pavilion called "Nature and Dreams", located at the Ca 'Foscari University. Conceptually, the Manifesto is inspired by the genesis of art. In his works, Andrea Benetti cites, transfigures, plays, reinvents concepts and forms of Cave painting, creating an ideal bridge between the genesis of art and its contemporaneity. He has collaborated and still collaborates to the realization of projects with various Italian and foreign universities, including the John Hopkins University, the University of Bologna, Ferrara, Roma Tre, Lecce, Bergamo, Bari. These universities have carried out research on his art. Benetti's works are present in collections all over the world. In addition to the museums of contemporary art in Italy and abroad and prestigious private collections, including the United Nations, his works are present in the Quirinale (seat of the President of the Italian Republic), in the Italian Parliament, in the Vatican, in various Embassies. For this reason, he was received at the Quirinale (seat of the President of the Italian Republic), in the Chamber of Deputies (Italian Parliament) and in the Vatican, where he met Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.
There are dozens of university professors and important art critics who have written about Benetti's art and have participated in the projects that the Italian painter has created.
MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS
• UNITED NATIONS ART COLLECTION ∙ New York, U.S.A.
• VATICAN ART COLLECTION ∙ Vatican, Italy
• ARGENTINE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS ∙ Buenos Aires, Argentina
• RINALDI-PALADINO ART MUSEUM FOUNDATION ∙ Lugano, Switzerland
• MACIA ∙ ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM IN AMERICA ∙ San Jose, Costa Rica
• VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY ∙ Richmond, U.S.A.
• COPELOUZOS FAMILY ART MUSEUM COLLECTION ∙ Athens, Greece
• ITALIAN EMBASSY IN CHINA ∙ Beijing, China
• ITALIAN EMBASSY IN NEW ZEALAND ∙ Wellington, New Zealand
• QUIRINALE ART COLLECTION ∙ ITALIAN PRESIDENCY OF • THE REPUBLIC ∙ Roma, Italy
• MONTECITORIO PALACE ∙ ITALIAN PARLIAMENT ∙ CHAMBER OF DEPUTIE ∙ Roma, Italy
• UNIVERSITY OF FERRARA ART COLLECTION ∙ Ferrara, Italy
• UNIVERSITY OF BARI ART COLLECTION ∙ Bari, Italy
• MAMBO ∙ MUSEUM OF MODERN ART BOLOGNA ∙ Bologna, Italy
• U.N.E.S.C.O. ART COLLECTION ∙ Bologna, Italy
• MUSEION ∙ MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART BOLZANO ∙ Bolzano, Italy
• CAMeC ∙ CENTRO D'ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA ∙ La Spezia, Italy
• FACCHINI COLLECTION ∙ LA FENICE ET DES ARTISTES ∙ Venezia, Italy
• MUNICIPALITY OF LECCE ART COLLECTION ∙ Lecce, Italy
• OSVALDO LICINI CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM ∙ Ascoli Piceno, Italy
• AMEDEO MODIGLIANI MUSEUM ∙ Follonica, Italy
• F. P. MICHETTI MUSEUM ∙ Francavilla al Mare, Italy
• SILVESTRO LEGA MUSEUM ∙ Modigliana, Italy
• SPELEOLOGICAL MUSEUM "FRANCO ANELLI" ∙ Grotte di Castellana, Italy
• CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM ∙ LOGUDORO MEILOGU FOUNDATION ∙ Banari, Italy
This collection of works created to remember, if anything the need arose, that the style of figurative painting, symbolism and, as the author points out the works to follow even abstract art, were conceived by primitive man, in the caves of prehistory, at least in their embryonic stage. Some colored geometric shapes, found in cave paintings, symbols designed and coded by Professor André Leroi Gourhan, are reviewed, transfigured, idealized, dreamed, reinvented in the works of Andrea Benetti, who wants to make a fitting tribute to the true origins of abstract art and those who invented it. This collection of works consists of bas-reliefs with gesso on canvas and then antiqued using natural substances, such as cocoa, turmeric, henna, red sorrel, coffee. Finally, some parts of the works are then painted with oil paints.
Queste opere nascono per ricordare concretamente al mondo dell'arte contemporanea, semmai ve ne fosse bisogno, che gli stilemi pittorici dell'astrattismo, del figurativo, del simbolismo, almeno nella loro fase embrionale, furono concepiti dall'uomo preistorico nelle caverne di buona parte del mondo. Le forme geometriche presenti nelle pitture rupestri, i simboli studiati e codificati da André Leroi Gourhan, sono rivisti, trasfigurati, idealizzati, sognati, inventati nelle opere di Andrea Benetti, per rendere omaggio alle origini dell'astrattismo, grazie alla nuova tecnica, che ha ideato.
2020, cm 70 x 70, olio e ossidi su tela - oil and oxides on canvas
2013, cm 60 x 90, olio e curcuma su tela - oil and turmeric on canvas
2008, cm 60 x 40, olio e cacao su tela - oil and cacao on canvas
2020, cm 60 x 60, olio e cacao su tela - oil and cacao on canvas