FONTANA SHELTER ARTISTIC PRODUCTIONS
“Fontana Shelter” carries on with the artistic activity of the Italian painter Luigi Fontana. Born in 1916 in Piacenza , the son of a decorator and nephew of a paintress who gave him an artistic education, at first he became a portraitist and his work was marked by a great vitality and rich tempera colours, taste and elegance. After he gave himself entirely over to the landscape. To Fontana, landscape and indeed the whole nature was a keen microcosm of man’s soul. He was particularly impressed by some majestic monuments of Italian cities he visited and which he painted several times (pyrography on wood).
Fontana Shelter was recently created in his loving memory in order to publish his collections of prints and photographs and is supported by the cultural blog Downton Gazette (concerning whatever can be referred to Downton Abbey) of which it shares the brave motto :” You can change your life if you want to”( Mr Bates to Gwen, series 1).
Fontana ‘s historical period was marked by Spanish flu, a war and economic crisis as ours is ruined by a pandemic and a war. So we must try to build a better and kinder world through art because “Beauty is truth ,truth is Beauty “(J. Keats ).