Michele Martinelli, can be defined as a pitto-sculptor, for his particular material technique. The artist paints in watercolor and tempera on an amalgam of resin elaborated and invented by himself, which is spatulated irregularly on a wooden board and subjected to various thermal processes and a final polishing, thus obtaining a surprising asymmetric appearance with a particular luster reminiscent of glass and ceramics.
“We discover a multifaceted artist in Michele, with a dynamic spirit, that continuously experiments, ranging from an original material abstraction, to a dreamy figurative with an unmistakable style, where his characters are enveloped in a romantic aura, crossed through life they tell each other about it, and where the warm, bright colors of the views and landscapes reveal an idyllic and enchanted atmosphere with naive nuances. The artist takes us inside a poetic and contemplative painting, but also denounces the problems of humanity, touching the depths of the soul and sensitizing the interlocutor to an introspective look. Hugs, looks, alleys, views, shadows and surprising explosions of light and color attract us in a world that we have already experienced and at the same time waits to be discovered again, arousing perpetual emotions that will continue to walk with us! “Alessandra Anca Palel, art curator
The Perugian artist brings his art and Umbria beyond national boundaries, exhibiting in the prestigious halls of the Carrousel Du Louvre in Paris, Palazzo Heysel in Belgium, Palace of the Cannes Film Festival in France, Germany, Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia.
His works are on permanent display at the UN headquarters in Rome, the headquarters of FAO and the headquarters of the World Food Program. The works on display are bas-reliefs depicting the “Lion” and the “Winged Bull” of Babylon commissioned by SE Saywan Barzani, Ambassador of Iraq to the Italian Republic and Ambassador to the FAO and the Ambassador of Iraq to the Holy See of the Vatican. One of his works “Mamma Africa” was commissioned by the University for Foreigners of Perugia and donated to the Ambassador of the Republic of the Congo, African Dean of the Diplomatic Corps at the Quirinale. Michele Martinelli is co-founder with the curator who follows his artistic career Alessandra Anca Palel, of the international traveling event “Peace paths and paths of awareness. The cultural movement involves artists from various countries, making art a message of peace, a flag for communication between cultures and peoples, collaborating with various embassies and representatives of the institutions.
The quotations of the works of the artist Michele Martinelli are published on the Encyclopaedia of Italian Art