Le Libertà (Turcato)

Seven iron columns, each nine metres high, colourful, brightly painted with industrial type paint. They are "Le libertà" by Giulio Turcato installed in Piediluco in 1989.Turcato is considered one of the most qualified exponents of abstractionism in the field of painting. In this case, it concerns a sculpture, a form of expression that Turcato did not disdain but to which he turned on few occasions. “Le libertà” represents one of his most fascinating works of this genre. In order to fully capture the validity of expression of “Le Libertà”, it might be useful to start from Turcato's own explanation: “Elongated structures pushing upward to try to escape to a space more appropriate to their nature".

A "monument" to freedom therefore, which by its own nature is the search for higher values, even among society and interpersonal relationships. Columns reaching for the sky, in a group, representing the desires of each one of them. Separate desires- here are different colours- although called to form a group which, by climbing up to the sky, wants to go beyond the limits and inhibitions of human conventions.

Giulio Turcato, the communist painter who was bitterly criticized by Palmiro Togliatti, who remained a communist "as long as he wanted to and had the courage", commented Antonello Trombadori, an intellectual who navigated at the top of the PCI. (Italian Communist Party). A painter and a man who always defended his choice of lay freedom, who participated in futuristic movements and following that, the cubist one,and was formed in the individualistic and festive Post-war atmosphere in Paris, but saw him sided with a precise role. But there was always that concept of freedom to guide his choices and positions, that freedom sought through the admiration of colour, the search for vibrant, new colours: for him that was the joy of art, the colour to add to a dull surface, any type of surface. The fusion of two indissolubily linked concepts, freedom and joyful and festive colours, find synthesis in the "Libertà". A process that occurs in an open space, which itself recalls the sense of freedom and at the same time beauty: the same sentiments suggested by what lake Piediluco offers to the beholde.

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