Getulio Alviani 1939

Getulio-AlvianiGetulio Alviani was born in 1939 in Udine and showed a talent for design and geometric drawing from an early age. Although he enrolled in the Venice Art School he showed little interest in his studies, spending his afternoons in Venice’s museums in contemplation of classical masterpieces.

Alviani became fascinated by the polished aluminium surfaces found in a factory in which he was working and after further experimentation with polishing and abrasion, he created his landmark “Superfici a testura vibratile” (vibrating texture surfaces) which brought him international acclaim. In 1961 he was invited to the Zagreb exhibition “Nove Tendencije”, together with other artists working along similar lines and exploring the opportunities of a dynamic art which interacts with the viewer. He actively participated in the activities of the so-called GRAV (Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuelle) in Paris.

In 1962 he moved to Milan where he collaborated with many leading artists of the day and in 1964 he was invited to show at the Venice Biennale, successfully sharing a room with Enrico Castellani. In 1965 Alviani took part in The Responsive Eye at MoMA in New York, together with other artists associated with Kinetic and Programmed Art.
Alviani is considered to be a key player in the optical-kinetic art movement which includes luminaries such as Alexander Calder, Bridget Riley and Naum Gabo.

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