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"Polygons with Progressive Sides,,,,"

I was recently attracted to this screen print by Getulio Alviani (1939 ).
He is an Italian painter born in Udine. He is considered to be an important International Optical - Kinetic artist. And then this morning, I came upon this table!

"Moving to Milan, he became friends with Piero Manzoni and Lucio Fontana, who was very interested in his works and bought some of his "surfaces". He also worked with other famous artists like Max Bill and Josef Albers. In 1964 he was invited to show at the Venice Biennale, successfully sharing a room with Enrico Castellani. In subsequent years Alviani won international acclaim: at Kassel's Documenta he exhibited a big vibrating surface; in [1965] he took part in what was considered to be one of the top exhibitions of the decade: "The responsive eye" at the New York MoMa, together with all the world's most famous artists of Kinetic and Programmed Art.


His work was so successful it was purchased by MoMa itself and chosen as the cover image representing the museum's next exhibition: "The New Acquisitions".
Throughout the 1970s he travelled continually, mainly in South America, and accepted, upon request of Jesús Rafael Soto, the directorship of the Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela.

He was again an invitee at the Venice Biennale in 1984, 1986 and 1993.
Among his works the most appreciated by the market are the "Superfici a testura variabile" where the polished aluminium reflects the light in different hues according to the angle at which they are viewed. Other works by Alviani are the "chromodynamic surfaces", where primary colour interactions are studied, and his "mirrors" with their illusion of rings created on reflecting metal surfaces."