Walter Baldessarini

Baldessarini was born in 1936 in Meran, Italy. He descends from a family of antiquarians, an environment which shapes and influences his artistic development from the very beginning. Baldessarini studied Painting and Drawing at the Blocherer Schule in Munich. Baldessarini also was awarded a scholarship for studying in Rome, where he studied stage and costume design at the “Centro sperimentale di Cinematografia”. Simultaneously, he participated in drawing classes at the “Accademia delle belle Arti” under the direction of Mario Mafai, one of the founders of the modern art movement Scuola Romana, the Roman School. Baldessarini’s first success was the Ciak d’oro, an art prize recognising his participation in a group exhibition at the Venice Film Festival in 1975. During the following years Baldessarini took part in various international exhibitions including Trapani, Rome, Frankfurt and London.
The artist lives and works in Merano.

Baldessarini‘s artistic oeuvre is characterised by a gestural and dynamic style and vibrant colours. Varying between figurative narration and abstraction, the artist transfers moods, sensory perceptions and lively atmospheres in his works. Thematically, the oeuvre touches on and contains four larger topics: the landscape paintings, which the painter realised on his numerous travels, mainly in the Mediterranean region, from Portugal to Turkey. The Mozart cycle, that emerges from the artist’s enthusiasm for music. The compositions, in which the artist deals mainly with classical ancient stories; and finally, the vibrant still lifes.

 

 

Solo exhibitions – selection

2019
Sensual Landscapes, Gallery Denny Staschitz - Merano, Italy.

2018
Opus Vitae, Gallery Denny Staschitz - Merano, Italy.

2015
Il movimento del colore, Ansitz Rosengarten - Lana, Italy.

2014
Il movimento del colore, Salle Pavillon, Hôtel de Ville - Aix en Provence, France.

2011
Omaggio a Mozart, Spazio Rizzi - Laces, Italy.

2008
Presto con fuoco, Scoletta di San Rocco – Venice, Italy.

2007
Omaggio a Mozart, Cantina d’Isera – Trento, Italy.
Les peintures de Walter Baldessarini, Galerie la Prévôté - Aix en Provence, France.

2006
Hommage a Mozart, in the course of the Merano Music Weeks, Kurhaus - Merano, Italy.

2004
Dentro la visione, curated by Giovanni Faccenda, Galleria civica di arte moderna e contemporanea - Arezzo, Italy.

2003
Dentro la visione, curated by Giovanni Faccenda, State Archives, Palazzo Gamberini – Florence, Italy.

2000
Walter Baldessarini, Hotel Palace - Merano, Italy.

1999
Walter Baldessarini, Gemälde und Graphiken, Cassa Raffeisen - Lagundo, Italy.

1998
Walter Baldessarini, Stiegen Gallery - Merano, Italy.

1996
• Walter Baldessarini, Meraner Kunstgalerie - Merano, Italy.
• Impressionen von Walter Baldessarini, Katzenmeyer – Antikes & Dekoratives - Feldkirch, Austria.

1994
W. Baldessarini, Volksbank Gallery - Merano, Italy.

1990
Walter Baldessarini, Impressioni di viaggio, Volksbank Gallery - Merano, Italy.

1986
Walter Baldessarini, Volksbank Gallery - Merano, Italy.

1981
Walter Baldessarini, Gallery Savigny - Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

1972
Walter Baldessarini, Galleria Barsanti - Rome, Italy.

1959
Walter Baldessarini, Galleria d’arte moderna della Provincia - Trapani, Italy.

 

Collective exhibitions - selection



2015
XIV Salon Peintres et Sculpteurs de Saint Tropez, Salle Jean Despas – Saint Tropez, France.

2009
Art Innsbruck 2009, International Art Fair- Innsbruck, Austria.

1982
Giovani pittori e scultori italiani, curated by Osvaldo Patani, Rotonda della Besana - Milan, Italy.

1972
• Bertrand Russell Centenary International Art Exhibition and Sale, Bertrand Russell Foundation - London, Great Britain.
• Collective exhibition curated by the Academy “i 500”, Mercati di Traiano - Rome, Italy.

1971
Grand Prix international – Paternoster 71 - London, Great Britain.

1957
Collective exhibition „ Scenografia e Costumi“ in the course of  the 18th Venice International Film Festival, curated by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Venice, Italy.