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Getulio Alviani


Alviani Getulio

(b Udine, 5 Sept 1939). Italian painter. He began his experiments in visual perception and psychology in the late 1950s. In this economic boom period there was considerable collaboration between artistic research and industrial production, to which Alviani contributed. In 1959–60 he created his Surfaces with Vibratory Texture, metallic planes with modular incisions that create an illusion of constantly changing distances, depending on the angle from which they are viewed and the way in which the light strikes them. In 1961 he collaborated in serial production of plastic objects, and between 1962 and 1964 he participated in the exhibitions of arte programmata promoted by Olivetti in Venice, Rome, Trieste, Düsseldorf and London. In the 1960s he also took part in the Nouvelle tendance movement. In 1965 Alviani’s work began to display a greater interest in spatial articulation (e.g. Surface with Vibratory Texture; Wuppertal, von der Heydt-Mus.). In a kindergarten in Pregelstrasse in Leverkusen he created a reflective aluminium wall (two Aluminium Plates, each 1*1 m, 1965) to convey a feeling of optical vibration, and in 1967 he repeated the experiment in the hall of the palace housing the Festival del Cinema in Venice. Comparisons with architecture gradually became increasingly important, not only through the multiplication of standard modular elements, but with the creation of mirrored structures, which were curved or rotated to create particular perceptual and environmental effects.


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