(Stia 1920 - Florence 1996)


  • Date: 1990

  • Author: Remo Squillantini (Stia 1920 - Florence 1996)

  • Technique: oil on hardboard 70 x 50 cm 

certificate of authenticity by GB Bianco
General photographic archive of the works of Remo Squillantini n ° FSC 190 published on the XNUMXth vol. general catalog of the works of Remo Squillantini, ed. Mondadori

After having dedicated himself to an intense activity as an illustrator that saw him engaged with important Italian and foreign publishers, starting from 1970 he devoted himself exclusively to painting, developing a gallery of characters intent on the rites of everyday life and of which he highlights vices, habits, weaknesses and conformisms.
A simple and shy man, he spoke mainly through his increasingly requested works. He often dedicates himself to ironic reinterpretations of works from the past and develops his own research by thematic cycles: The seven deadly sins, The sea, The cabaret, Sinopie early '900.
Squillantini's expressionist irony unfolds vigorously in the representation of the most characterized “types”, often narrated in contexts dear to the Impressionists, Cézanne or the German Expressionists of the Neue Sachlichkeit.
Paolo Levi quotes a writing on Squillantini by Mino Maccari who also states that the protagonists of Squillantini's paintings "are the worthy heirs of the characters of Giuseppe Giusti, so as not to go back to Giovenale".
Squillantini's "tuscanity" emerges, then, in the natural, "osmotic" frequentation with Giotto and Piero della Francesca, his masters and countrymen, but also from the fact that Stia, a town in the province of Arezzo where Squillantini was born, is also the place where Dante Ghibelline was exiled and where, as the painter himself affirms, “the Arno is born and art is born”.
Remo Squillantini's works have been exhibited in important public and private galleries. Among the solo exhibitions: - Galleria Santacroce, Florence in 1978 - Casino, Sanremo in 1988 - Caffè Pedrocchi, Padua 1992-1993 - Tour Fromage, Aosta in 1999 - Rocca Ariostesca, Castelnuovo in Garfagnana in 2002 - Municipal Gallery of Modern Art and Contemporanea, Piombino in 2005 - Galleria Marano, Crotone in 2010 - Archaeological Area of ​​Paestum in 2012.


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