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Livio Benedetti
Livio Benedetti

Livio Benedetti
1945 Born in Verona, Italy,Born in 1946 in Verona, Italy, Benedetti later lived in the Savoy region of France. From his father, who was a craftsman, he inherited the ability to create a feeling of harmony within a finished work.
The mountainous region where he grew up imbued Benedetti with a feel for primitive beauty, though not unconnected with human desires and existence, and the ability to respond to his surroundings led to the creation of a unique artistic world with an emphasis on the living form and figure.

Livio Benedetti • Education
Benedetti began to display artistic ability in elementary school. His talent was discovered by artist Jean Chapperon from nearby Chambray, who taught him habits of observation that he would have been unable to learn in school.
During his service in the military, Benedetti began work on a series of sculpture portrait busts. Following this first attempt, he was encouraged by the praise he received from sculptor Robert Danas. In 1975 he opened his first studio for sculpting, and later moved his studio to an abandoned sheep farm in the Gresivaudan area.

Livio Benedetti • Exhibition
2011SH Contemporary, Caissa&Besseiche, Shanghai
Modern Echo: Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary French Art, Caissa&Besseiche, Beijing
2010 French Masters Exhibition / 99° Art Center Shanghai

Livio Benedetti •Style and Tone
Livio Benedetti's sculptures given an impression of serenity and satisfying fullness, a feeling that contrasts markedly with a certain soundless, bleak atmosphere projected by their bronze materials. This contrast signals the growing maturity of his art, his mastery of its direction and the deep conceptualization embodied in it.
Benedetti on the one hand loves smooth, lustrous materials, whether they be marble, bronze, or stone, and in the lines that emerge softly from these materials he finds the perfect expression of the contours of a face. At the same time, he seeks to incorporate a sense of shadow, which can be found in the geometric elements that are also absorbed into his work.
Portrait busts occupy a significant place in Benedetti's oeuvre, and project a tangible sense of strength and independence. His bronzes often reflect two kinds of outlook, a conservativism and a sense of reserve, but within figures whose often slender and elongated dynamics nevertheless project a vital energy.
Within the spaces of his work Benedetti expresses the intersection and collision of lines along with a flowing sense of the bodily lines and facial contours, the juxtaposition of the two helping to express the unique lyrical feel of this artist.
Benedetti's works have a definite inner strength through which they seem to break loose from the confines of ordinary reality and enter into the realm of the timeless and eternal.