|Name Sergio Ceccotti|
Sergio Ceccotti (born 1935 in Rome) is an Italian painter. He lives and works in Rome.
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He first studied at the Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst in Salzburg under the direction of Oskar Kokoschka and attended then the drawing courses of the French Academy in Rome from 1956 to 1961.
In the 1950s and early 1960s, Sergio Ceccotti's work shows influence of cubism, of Giorgio de Chirico to whom he was compared, and, above all, of the German Expressionism. He felt very close to the Masters of the New Objectivity and engaged an intellectual correspondence with some of them, like Otto Dix, Conrad Felixmüller and Ludwig Meidner.
At the beginning of the 1960s, the influence of film noir movies and comic strips turn his painting into a more narrative style. The use of the code of film noir makes the real uncertain and the reading of comic enables him to add numerous objects in the minimum space to get more intensity. From that date, his paintings were regularly shown in Italian and French galleries as well as museums in Europe.
His etchings were published in limited edition books of French and Italian poets like Jacques Baron, Georges-Emmanuel Clancier, Jean-Pierre Biondi and Giorgio Vigolo. He has also illustrated books and made front covers for the surrealist writer Philippe Soupault who wrote a text on his painting in 1980, "L'Insolite quotidien". The portrait that Sergio Ceccotti made of the writer was shown in the exhibition, "Philippe Soupault, le surréalisme et quelques amis" at the Musée du Montparnasse in 2007.
Sergio Ceccotti's painting reflects paradoxes and fears of contemporary metropolis with his global visions of based on heterogeneous elements: fotonovela, Alfred Hitchcock films, mass media, roman noir and contemporary novels, art history and breaking news. His art reveals a metaphysical, sociological and almost mysterious vision of daily life.
In 2014, the Villa Torlonia (Rome) museum devoted a retrospective exhibition to him, showing more than eighty paintings from 1958 to 2014 in the pavilion of the Casino dei Principi.
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Vatican Museums, Modern Religious Art collection; Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna; Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo; Pinacoteca “C. Barbella”, Chieti; Civica Pinacoteca, San Gimignano; Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Santhià; Museo del Pattinaggio, Finale Emilia; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Bibliothèque Littéraire Jacques Doucet, Paris; Staatliches Museum Lindenau, Altenburg; Museo Renato Guttuso, Bagheria; Banca d’Italia, Rome; Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Rome; La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild, Paris; Bulgari, Rome; Provincia Regionale di Palermo; Università degli studi di Palermo, polo museale.