Agostino Arrivabene

Agostino Arrivabene favours the technique of oil painting, adding a touch of material, which recently has become stratification, a process recomposed by using the same raw materials used by the 17th century ‘s Great Dutch painters. This has led him to experiments in re-building a pictorial layer that closely resembles the typical sediment-like sumptuousness of ancient Baroque painting. The intimate collaboration with well-known Italian Art reviewer Vittorio Sgarbi, has led him to participate in many important exhibitions supported by Sgarbi himself such as:  “Padanian Surrealism: from De Chirico to Foppiani” at Palazzo Gotico in Piacenza, 2002, an itinerant art show later moved to Revoltella Museum in Trieste;  “Evil. Some Cruel Training in Paint”, at a magnificent location, the Stupingi Castle in Torino, 2005;   “The Inner Portrait: From Lotto to Pirandello” at the Archaeological Museum in Aosta, 2005;  “The Foreboding of the Face: from Tiziano to De Chirico” at the new space ‘Interior’ at the Popolare Bank in Lodi, 2006. In addition:  “Be Gone. Art and Homosexuality:  From Von Gloeden to Pierre et Giles”; “Italian Art 1968-2007”, respectively shown at Palazzo della Ragione and Palazzo Reale in Milan, 2007. In the summer of 2011 Arrivabene presented at the Italian Pavilion of the 54° Biennale in Venice. On 29 June 2013, Panorama Museum in Bad Frankenhausen is dedicating a first retrospective exhibition to him.