VITTORIO SGARBI “As he loves to deal with the truth of a finished tale, his compositions are rich with allusive suggestion and scenic implications. Here, the human figure often integrates with the generous and sunny nature of Versilia…”

ANTONIO PAOLUCCI “What fascinates and intrigues me about Eugenio Pardini is his mural paintings: vast, choral, “political” in their theme and objectives. They are huge compositions (ten, twelve meters long, three or four meters high), they occupy public spaces…”

ANDREA TAGLIASACCHI “In the incessant hunt for a personal, pictorial and independent language, Pardini has followed Severini, Klee, Matisse and Van Gogh in reclaiming the expressive incisiveness of color: like Picasso and Guttuso…”

FERRUCCIO MONTEROSSO “Pardini’s positive ardor and resolute vitality do not mean that he nurtures an idea which is light-heartedly triumphalist. Intelligent and sensitive, he does not close his eyes in the face of evil or contradictions…”

1988 – PAOLO FORNACIARI “This is the latest Pardini, the one who can be admired in this exhibition; brilliant in color, laidback in composition, lyrical in his inspiration.”

PIERO PACINI “In order to place Pardini’s body of work in its cultural perspective, one cannot overlook his presence at the Rome Quadriennale between 1943 and 1965, or at the Venice Biennale in 1948 and 1950, the most fervid years of these institutions…”

UMBERTO BALDINI “Let us first of all remember the Eugenio Pardini exhibition which, at the «Santacroce», is wide-ranging and notable for its thematic variety…”

1989 – PIER CARLO SANTINI “In him we have a kind of transliteration in terms of fantasy, and his characters become the protagonists of timeless events in an unknown place. Rather than celebrating heroic losses and tragedies, tribulations and misery, Pardini evokes a prosperous and forgiving, a luxurious and florid, Eden, in which men and things live in perfect harmony.”

MANRICO TESTI “With regards to Eugenio Pardini, we cannot talk about an artistic journey, of stylistic evolution (although both occurred), but rather about thematic elaboration, of human research, of an exhaustive study of color and figures within each period…”

EVGENIJ ALEKSANDROVIČ EVTUŠENKO “Eugenio Pardini has an exceptional master: nature. His professors are the mountains and the sea which have surrounded him since birth.”

FRANCESCO BELLUOMINI “In approximately eighty years of artistic activity, within the stylistic and formal setting of the visual arts, Pardini’s poetics have borne witness – to those in the art world and to art buyers…”

1988 – LUIGI TALLARICO “Pardini has returned to his passion for the techniques of the Tuscans from the 1300s, but with the worrying spirit of someone from the same era, who looks upon the concluded and immobile form of the classics, via the Cubists eyes…”

DINO CARLESI “This autonomy of view and creation was something that Pardini carried with him throughout his various periods: his successive realism (around the 60s) never fully gave in to the figurativism which was so modish at the time and which would go on to taint the work of so many of Italy’s best artists.”

1978 – ORLANDO RUGGERO “…Pardini is Mediterranean: he enjoys observing how his style and his expressionist and cubist experience adapts and modifies if the sea is the Tyrrhenian of his native Versilia, or if it is the Spanish east coast running from Catalonia to Andalusia.”

1978 – ELIO MERCURI “…A maestro for his extreme sensitivity towards ideas and feelings, for that unanimous and very human sense of dignity and of the sacred, for the desperate passion of his identifying with the search for an identity in our time…”

1977 – RAFFAELE DE GRADA “I occasionally have an image of Pardini, with those deep colors that echo of the sea and the high Versilia sky, with that nervous and acute design that indicates the sensitivity the painter has towards an articulated form based on an idea of the world…”

1975 – TOMMASO PALOSCIA “… I have seen the latest paintings. I have admired the sketches for the Colonia frescoes, and the sensation I felt the very first time I found myself before a ‘Groviglio’ fresco leaps to mind.”

1978 – TOMMASO PALOSCIA “… De Micheli, who has been watching this style for over thirty years, is well aware of its history, so it is easy for him to reconfirm his convictions…”

1974 – SERGIO SOLMI “… Pardini is one of the few who have managed to conserve a modest tone, although one of heated involvement, towards the atrocities of the historic battle and compassion for human suffering.”

1973 – LEONIDA REPACI “I have not found many artists who, in this current time, have the merit of having attempted to interpret the era in which we live, ascending into rhapsodies about it.”

1973 – ENZO CARLI “…Pardini’s art is, in fact, the end result of a germination which takes place at the very heart of the ‘id’, there where the ray of truth has penetrated, where the true fecund seed has fallen…”

1973 – FRANCO ANTONICELLI “… Neo-figurativism, if we must give a name to that experience and those results. Another ‘real’, another ‘true’ emerges which imitates no existing reality, no phenomenal truth: another is invented, but with a splendid interior light…”

1968 – DIEGO VALERI “… Images of a constantly evolving world, a continuous dramatic effort to create it. Behind each of these representations, there is, in fact, an ‘aspiration’, a goal to live life not merely to survive, but to do, to create a new reality…”

1967 – MARIO TOBINO “Many years ago – I am almost forty – in the summer shade of Viale Margherita in Viareggio, there was a memorable exhibition…I left Eugenio Pardini forty years ago in the act of creating, and that is just how I re-found him…”

1967 – FRANCO RUSSOLI “Dear Pardini, I am finally up and about again after fifteen days of illness. I saw your work, with projections, and I can confirm my sincere respect for what you do: work that expresses such finesse and sensitivity towards a vision of reality…”

1973 – SILVIO MICHELI “Viani saw things clearly. Eugenio Pardini was not cut out to mortify emotions and ideas in a few square centimeters of canvas. His discourse never stopped at the details, or at the items themselves for the mere sake of it…”

1966 – CARLO DELL’INNOCENTI “It is our tribute to martyrs and to the Resistance fighters, but also to the extremely significant action taken by the local administration from the post-war period to the current day to help the cultural development of the town…”

1959 – MARIO DE MICHELI “Pardini can already count a number of years of work which are both serious and stylistically conscious. His expressive investigation has not, however, developed in a unilateral fashion.”

1988 – MARIO DE MICHELI “… And he is thus, the last Pardini, the one that we can admire in this exhibition: brilliant in his use of color, laid back in his composition, lyrical in his amity with inspiration.”

1979 – GIULIANO ARCANGIOLI “This painter has the freshness of early morning, which engraves limpid visions and breathes delicate colors like sweet intakes of air. In the shades of his frescoes, the strokes are rapid and create sensations that are lasting…”

1978 – EMILIO PAOLI “… Via a color trompe l’oeil of juxtapositions of black, green, yellow, red and blue areas which are at once opaque yet fluorescent, he evokes images laden with an intimate sound wave…”

1974 – WOLFGANG KRÒENIG (Colonia) “This Tuscany native, born in Viareggio, who lives by the sea, incarnates in himself and in his art a synthesis of his own absolutely modern formal language…”

1965 – RENATO RIGHETTI “…I have known others who privilege the marine theme, but no other who paints it with the same involvement, the delicacy, the sentiment of Pardini…”

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