Alessandro Papetti: The Artist's Artist

Monday, November 1, 2010

Claudia Cusano for Nuvo Magazine: Papetti was born in 1958. Milan, his city of birth and still home to the artist, was the ideal backdrop for the works he would create as an artist. “I tend to use monochromatic colours,” he says. “The light in my cities is fairly northern because I was born in Milan and that definitely had an influence. These [black, grey, blue] are the colours from my city, from the air that I’ve breathed.” Milan might well be less of an artistic mecca than Rome, Florence, or Venice, yet it has its own artistic and cultural legacy, including the Duomo; La Scala, the world’s most famous opera house; and Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Thus, the city allowed Papetti’s artistic sensibility to develop.

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