Giuseppe De Lucia was born in Naples January 8th, 1926. He began his studies in Marseilles, France and concluded them in 1953 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera, Milan, where he achieved the Carotti Award in Art History. His works have been exhibited in Italy as well as several foreign countries. He has also exhibited his works in personal shows and collective ones with New Figuration artists in private and public galleries. A remarkable part of his activity has been dedicated to art education. His sixty years of artistic activity can be divided into six clearly distinct periods. Each period lasted about ten years.
First Period (1945-1955). Characterized by the formation and search of a style and personality. This period was marked by classic and renaissance culture contributing to define his figurative world. He also participated in collective exhibits.
Second Period. This period ended around his post academic time in 1965 and was represented by great didactic and professional activity. After a dramatic experience in abstract expressionism which lasted a few years this period is characterized by a serious crisis culminating in the abandonment of painting.
Third Period. Marked by starting his artistic activity again. De Lucia found a more vigorous expression in sculpture expressing his unchanged social commitment through provocative and shocking subjects. At the same time he used assemblage and printing. His first extension of sculpture was in 1967 in Brescia.
Fourth Period. Defined as a moment of truth where modeling represents cannons of truth. Contemporary themes and subjects loaded with ideals not yet consumed and contingent with honesty through signals.
Fifth Period. Sign of maturity refined by art meditation as well as numerous and deep nexuses of truth. Expressed mostly by the use of additive technique.
Sixth Period. Represented by sacred. In this decade of artistic activity he concentrated mostly on religious subjects. Among them is the work titled "Signum Crucis" (3x1.50m) modeled in 1998. The concept expresses re-unification of the Son and the Father, through the Crucifixion. The center of this work is represented by the Holy Spirit under a generational cube symbolized by a sphere generating "the beginning " of the immanent.

Giuseppe Arcaini

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