Romano Notari | Original prints, lithographs, etchings and illustrated books




Romano Notari was born in Foligno in 1933. He completed his first studies at the Istituto d'Arte in Perugia. In 1954 the first compositions were born with female images and birds linked in a relationship of fantastic visionary nature. This is followed by an intense pictorial research focused on works in china and emerges the need for a luminous painting, entrusted with transparent layers and a palette focused on vibrant chromatic timbres, ranging from yellow to purple. After the first participations in national reviews, including the "Premio San Fedele", in 1959 C. Cardazzo presented it at the Cavallino di Venezia.

In November 1960 the Cavallino hosts a solo show curated by G. Ballo.

  At the beginning of the Sixties, his lyrical vision, permeated by a light intrinsic to the color orchestrated in refined yellow-orange colors and the fantastic exploration of space, in surprising formal balance between dream and reality, is specified in a series of works, Bacio (1960), Process a due (1962), Homage-A-Te-A (1962), up to the Processes (1963) where the images emerge from the deepest layers of consciousness. A "new figuration" of narrative-surreal conception that puts Notari among the protagonists of these years in terms of overcoming the informal.

In 1970, the Notari monograph was published by the Galleria delle Ore di Milano. 10 color plates. 1968-1969, in-depth analysis of Notari's painting by R. Tassi.