di Mario Cappelletti
ILARIO FRATINI 

ILARIO FRATINI

Ilario Fratini was born in 1947 in Marsciano. He has exhibited in numerous painting shows obtaining promising results which have inspired him on to follow his own personal figurative experiments. His association with major Umbrian and Tuscan artists has not only refined his tecnical skills, using acrilic paint applied with a palette knife and spatula, but has also inspired him to abandon his figurative representation for a more essential vision. His rapid palette knife pares down the landscapes to their essence without ever completely losing their panoramic structure. He has won numerous first prizes in competitions in Montepulciano, Cortona, Poppi, Spoleto, Talla Bastia,Assisi and many other cities. “La Nazione”, “Il Corriere dell’Umbria”, “Il Rubino”, “Il Giornale dell’Umbria” have all written about his work. Giovanni Zavarella wrote: “The pictorial grammer which is the foundation of every work, is not blemished by academic references, easy mannerism and intellectualisation, it is painting of the heart, natural, without embellishments or cultural pretensions. It is spontaneous expression, almost instinctive. It establishes a relationship between the means of expression… and the landscape itself, without an exasperating dichotomy between the idea and its realization”

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