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Eroe senza testa, 1981
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
oil on canvas
99.6inch x 79.9inch
©Enzo Cucchi - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino foto di Paolo Pellion - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
According to Enzo Cucchi, in a world dominated by weakness and crisis, the image is humanity’s ultimate hope and sole certainty. An artist capable of mastering a wide range of techniques, from painting to sculpture, including ceramics and mosaic, Cucchi attributes great importance to drawing, the primary sign of the energy with which he approaches work. Since the end of the seventies, with Chia, Clemente, De Maria, and Paladino, Cucchi has been one of the exponents of the Transavanguardia movement, according to the definition of the renewal of the artistic language given by Achille Bonito Oliva.
An almost physical necessity, derived from an insatiable obsession, Cucchi’s art is rooted in his native region, the Marches, in the encounter between land and sea that characterizes that area’s morphology and in the blend of history and legend that defines its spirit. [...]