Gallery of works by guitarists-painters
The project of a gallery dedicated to the
guitarists – painters comes by the desire to
witness the activity of numerous figures of
guitarists who distinguished themselves also in
the pictorial art and of Italian painters who
also cultivated a passion for the guitar.
The project is part of a wider research about
the iconography of the guitar
in Italy during the nineteenth and twentieth
aimed to deepen the musical world of this period,
and consists in collecting works of figurative
art produced by many, often forgotten or little
known, Italian authors, artists and guitarists.
Will be considered works made by Italian
artists, following three trends of research:
works on the guitar subject by Italian
self portraits by Italian
works of Italian guitarists-painters,
also not on the guitar subject, which constitute
a rare example of the pictorial work of
Following an alphabetical order by author, for
each work are specified the author, the title,
the date, the artistical techniques, the size of
the work and the current location, with the aim
of bringing unfamiliar or difficult to find
works to the attention of researchers.
The research, which remains open to suggestions
and additions, focuses on works held in museums,
galleries, libraries, public and private
archives and collections in order to highlight,
from a different point of view, the Italian
guitar context through the artistic and cultural
contribution of the iconographic heritage.
of the collection
to which they belong.
for the specification of