Ferruccio Gard Italy, d. 1940
Ferruccio GardKinetic transparencies/11, 2020Acrylic colours on plexiglass40 x 50 x 5 cm
15.75 x 19.69 x 1.97 in
Ferruccio GardThe color time 100/1/20, 2020Acrylic colours on canvas60 x 40 x 4 cm
23.62 x 15.75 x 1.57 in
Ferruccio GardChromatic theorems, 2019Acrylic colours on canvas55 x 70 x 2 cm
21.65 x 27.56 x 0.79 in
Ferruccio GardCeci n’est pas Damien Hirst. Je suis Ferruccio Gard, 2018Acrylic colours on canvas70 x 70 x 3 cm
27.56 x 27.56 x 1.18 in
Ferruccio GardThe emotion of the color 120/18 N.21, 2018Acrylic colours on canvas50 x 70 x 1 cm
19.69 x 27.56 x 0.39 in
Ferruccio GardUntitled, 2018Acrylic on canvas50 x 70 x 1 cm
19.69 x 27.56 x 0.39 in
Ferruccio GardUntitled, 2018Acrylic colours on canvas70 x 70 x 4 cm
27.56 x 27.56 x 1.57 in
Ferruccio GardCinetico, 2017Acrylic colours on canvas18 x 24 x 1 cm
7.09 x 9.45 x 0.39 in
Ferruccio GardEffetto colore in op art 16/1, 2016Acrylic colours on canvas80 x 80 x 4 cm
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.75 in
Ferruccio GardEmotions in Optical 70 013, 2013Acrylic on canvas70 x 70 cm
27.5 x 27.5 in
Ferruccio GardLa vera origine del mondo. Caravaggio batte Courbet 1 - 0, 2013Acrylic colours on canvas100 x 60 cm
39.37 x 23.62 in
Ferruccio GardVariazioni fra Bianco, Grigio, Nero e Altro (Variations in between White, Grey, Black and others), 2013Acrylic on canvas90 x 90 cm
35.4 x 35.4 in
Ferruccio GardOptical emotions in colour 70/011, 2011Acrylic colours on canvas70 x 70 cm
27.56 x 27.56 in
Ferruccio GardEmozioni Cromatiche (Chromatic Emotions) 50/09 n.2, 2009Acrylic on canvas50 x 50 cm (19.69 x 19.69 in)
66 x 66 x 5 cm (framed)
25.98 x 25.98 x 1.97 in (framed)
Ferruccio GardModulazioni Cromatiche 07, 2007Acrylic colours on canvas115 x 150 cm
45.28 x 59.06 in
Ferruccio GardFull color, 2003Acrylic colours on canvas50 x 50 x 3 cm
19,69 x 19.69 x 1.18 in
Ferruccio GardChromatic Energies, 1986/2005Acrylic on canvas80 x 80 cm
31.5 x 31.5 in
Ferruccio GardCromo Struttura, 1974Acrylic on canvas20 x 50 cm
7.87 x 19.69 in
Ferruccio GardDinamiche cinetiche su tela bianca12, 1969Acrylic colours on Canvas50 x 70 x 2 cm
19.69 x 27.56 x 0.79 in
Ferruccio Gard is one of the historicized artists of programmed and kinetic art, which he practices, among the first in Italy, since 1969.
He has participated in seven Venice Biennials (1982, '86, '95, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2017), two Architecture Biennials (2016 and 2021), the 11th Rome Quadrennial ('86), and numerous exhibitions international art on kinetic art including at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Prague (2008), at the GNAM, National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome (2012) and, in 2014, on the Italian kinetic art of the 70s at MACBA, Museum of Contemporary Art of the City of Buenos Aires and at MACLA, Museum of Latin American Contemporary Art in La Plata (Argentina).
From New York, Miami, Beijing, Osaka, Bogotà and Panama City to London, Brussels, Còrdoba and Salzburg, he has held over 170 solo exhibitions around the world. Of exceptional importance is the anthology, curated by Gabriella Belli, which the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia dedicated to him in 2015 at Ca 'Pesaro, the International Gallery of Modern Art, as part of a dialogue between a master of Venetian contemporaneity and the 56th Venice Biennale and set up in the permanent collection, alongside masterpieces by Klimt, Kandinsky, Chagall, Munch, Rodin, Martini, Medardo Rosso, Mirò, Calder, Arp, De Chirico and other famous masters of modern world art.
The art historian Enzo Di Martino called this exhibition on the Gazzettino "a celebration". In 2014 he was included in the "Imago Mundi, Map of the new World Art" project of the Luciano Benetton Collection, curated by Luca Beatrice, exhibiting at the "PRAESTIGIUM ITALIA" exhibition, at the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin and at the Cini Foundation in Venice.
In 2011 he was among the artists who officially represented Italy at the 54th Venice International Biennale with an invitation to the Italian National Pavilion (Arsenale di Venezia, curator Vittorio Sgarbi).
In 2009, with his exhibition organized by the Italian Cultural Institute, he represented the Region Veneto, designated the Italian Region of the Year, at the Italian Republic Day in New Y ork.
In 2019 he celebrated half a century of painting with exhibitions at the Museo del '900 Boncompagni Ludovisi, in Rome, at the El Chicò Museum in Bogotà and with the official entry into the prestigious collection of the Farnesina on Italian Contemporary Art, considered the most important in the world.
Famous critics, poets, writers and artists have written and spoken about Ferrucco Gard, from Giulio Carlo Argan, Gillo Dorfles, Giuseppe Marchiori, Filiberto Menna, Pierre Restany, Achille Bonito Oliva, Luca Massimo Barbero, Renato Barilli, Luca Beatrice, Gabriella Belli, Beatrice Buscaroli, Lorenzo Canova, Luciano Caramel, Claudio Cerritelli, Giorgio Cortenova, Bruno D'Amore, Giovanni Granzotto, Sebastiano Grasso, Gian Ruggero Manzoni, Enzo Di Martino, Toni Toniato, Tommaso Trini, Vittorio Sgarbi and Alberto Veca to Piero Dorazio, Virgilio Guidi, Jorge Amado, Andrea Zanzotto and Paolo Ruffilli.
He is considered a master of color and a leader, also in consideration of the many artists who are inspired by him or who even copy him.
His works can be found in important public and private collections, from the Ca 'Pesaro International Museum of Modern Art in Venice to the Satoru Sato Museum in Japan.
Of Franco-Provençal origins, he was born in 1940. Since 1973 he has lived and worked in Venice, with a studio on the island of Lido.
GARD IL CINETICOFerruccio Gard 16 Sep - 4 Oct 2021GARD IL CINETICO è una nuova retrospettiva su Ferruccio Gard, uno dei più importanti esponenti italiani dell’arte programmata e cinetica dal 16 settembre al 4 ottobre 2021 presso Il Salotto di Milano in Corso Venezia 7. Cris Contini Contemporary
Master of Colour and FormFERRUCCIO GARD | The Online Exhibition 25 Nov 2020 - 31 Jan 2021In the eighties Gard continued his research on the psychology of visual perception, on the theory of form and on the relationships between light, space and chromatism; then, in 1987, he started to explore the abstractionism of the new geometry and, in the nineties, he investigated the abstract-informal painting.
Negli anni ’80 l’artista continua la sua ricerca sulla psicologia della percezione visuale, la teoria della forma e le relazioni tra luce, spazio e cromatismo. Tra la fine degli anni ’80 e gli anni ’90, inoltre, esplora l’Astrattismo geometrico e la pittura Astratto-Informale.
FERRUCCIO GARD. IL CINETICO DEL COLORE.ARTE PROGRAMMATA E OPTICAL 1969-2021 8 Oct - 7 Nov 2021FERRUCCIO GARD. IL CINETICO DEL COLORE. ARTE PROGRAMMATA E OPTICAL 1969-2021. è la Mostra antologica di Ferruccio Gard presentata al Museo Luigi Bailo di Treviso. L’evento si propone come un dialogo intenso e vitale con le collezioni del prestigioso Museo trevigiano del Novecento e l’arte di Ferruccio Gard, uno dei protagonisti della linea Optical-costruttivista della pittura italiana. 8 ottobre - 7 novembre 2021 - Mostra a cura di Franco Fonzo, Presentazione di Paolo Ruffilli in collaborazione con Web Art mostre, Cris Contini Contemporary e Arte Fiera Dolomiti.
ArtVerona Digital 20204 - 14 Dec 2020This year Art Verona inaugurates its new digital format ART VERONA DIGITAL 2020. Do not miss Cris Contini Contemporary's selection, until 14th December.
Colur in Optical - 50 YEARS OF PAINTINGFerruccio Gard 16 May - 16 Jun 2019COLUR IN OPTICAL 50 YEARS OF PAINTING curated by Bruno D'Amore Ferruccio Gard, one of the masters and precursors of Programmed and Optical-kinetic art, brings...
ArtVerona Digital 20204 - 14 Dec 2020This year Art Verona inaugurates its new digital format ART VERONA DIGITAL 2020. Since the beginning of Cris Contini Contemporary adventure, the digital aspect has been extremely important, and we are pleased to have taken up this challenge with the Art Verona team. Do not miss Cris Contini Contemporary's selection on Art Verona Digital 2020, until 14th December. Quest'anno Art Verona inaugura il nuovo formato digitale ART VERONA DIGITAL 2020. Fin dall'inizio della nostra avventura con Cris Contini Contemporary, l'aspetto digitale è sempre stato estremamente importante e siamo lieti di...