VIAGGIO TRA ARTE E MUSICA - PUNTATA 8
Antonio Fiore, Ufagrà
"Tonight we have the honour of hosting Maestro Antonio Fiore in our broadcast, considered by most to be the latest exponent of the Futuristic movement and certainly an important part of the history of Italian art.
It is useful to remember the artistic knowledge as well as the masters of Antonio Fiore: Francesco Cangiullo in Sante Monachesi, to the daughters of Balla Elica and Luce.
the Maestro signs himself with the stage name UFAGRA '. It was created by Sante Monachesi himself where U means Universe, F for Fiore and AGRA 'is the current.
Sante Monachesi himself in a statement from 1980 declares that "UFAGRA" has come to bring humanity his genuine message of faith" and the artist's spirituality is evident in his works and where there are various more or less clear references to the sacred and its representations.
In the Master's works, the colour component is always very evident almost a distinctive feature.
Vertical lines are also a distinctive feature, which pushes the eye of the observer upwards.
The colours that harmoniously animate and give life to the abstract forms of his works are bright, vitaminic, luminous and, in my opinion, never loud, and seem to raise us towards the sky and/or infinity with the multiple shades of blue and turquoise.
A clear example is the work dated 2007 with the title "Our Lady of Sorrows" where, however, under the classic colours of the Maestro always alive and bright, in our opinion, there is more to be found.
This work is part of the cycle of sacred Art.
But the figures that are inserted are almost always serene and positive but also figures that carry weight even if they are not overwhelmed by the problems that life holds for us.
The Master's works represent a means of communication both of his ideologies and of his art, today more than ever current and not outdated.
I quote a 1979 work where the sentence is inserted: "only innocence and love can bring together human beings" and I believe to be not anachronistic as a message but more relevant than ever". by Emma Chiaramonte