To live near art is a beautiful thing; the farther away you move from it, fewer happy days you will have.
Mario Arlati

Mario Arlati (Milan, Italy, 1947) captures the universality of light utilizing Leonardo da Vinci’s theory of the four distinct lumi in painting and transforms opaque objects into new sources of light. Not spiritual lumi, but independent light subordinate only to giving illumination. Arlati accomplishes this creative event by spreading colour not with the intent of colouring,rather by an inventive act of luminosity and considerable definition that seems to give movement to the painting. His style of informal abstract is achieved not through analogies, but by light which slowly illuminates individual areas and interrupts the image, sections that develop into abstract forms bearing no resemblance to their previous appearance; forms that at the same moment of their creation summarize the existence of a continual dilemma.

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Rosso / Red / Rojo


Stefano and Riccarda Contini with Mario Arlati and Francesco Celentano

Riccarda Contini & Mario Arlati

Mario Arlati & Braglia Family

Contini family & Mario Arlati & Francesco Salvi

Mario Arlati Studio

Il Corriere dello Sport-Stadio

Il Sole 24 Ore

Il Ghirlandaio

Palabra de hombre


Contini Art Gallery presents Mario Arlati

Exhibition "Potenza del colore | Banca Generali

Mario Arlati Cortinametraggio 2016

Mario Arlati Interview