Alviani, Getulio

Alviani Getulio (1939). Italian artist born in Udine. Considered one of the most interesting Italian practitioners of kinetic-visual experiments.

Alviani Getulio (1939). Italian artist born in Udine. Considered one of the most interesting Italian practitioners of kinetic-visual experiments. He created printed fabrics, dresses and jewellery based on the same ideas that inspired his artwork. In the same way that his work Superfici a testura vibratile displays different patterns according to the light and the movements of the viewer. Additionally his printed fabrics, manufactured in different variations of two contrasting colors by Germana Marucelli in 1964, transform themselves according to the movements of the body.

Again in 1964, he and Marucelli created Positivo/Negativo. It is a long, sleeveless evening dress. After his début in Marucelli’s atelier in Milan, his designs were presented that same year in New York at Rizzoli and at the Italian Institute of Culture. His dress Cerchio+Quadrato is from 1965, while the swimsuit Bath Tape was created in 1966 with Rudi Gernreich.

Alviani
Alviani Getulio.

Alviani also created several pieces of jewellery. They were based on matching and contrasting colors and materials, including the disk earring of 1965 and the 1+2+3+4=10=1 ring composed of four gold wedding rings of different colors.

Alviani from 2000 to his death 

Then in June 2003, Trieste hosts the exhibit Imagerie Art Fashion, organized by the cultural association Gruppo ’78, in collaboration with the City Council and the Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The union of fashion and art, the subject of the event, was represented by the artist’s “superfici vibratili” (vibrating surfaces) and by the Collections created for Marucelli.

In 2007 he exhibited at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Then in 2013 he participated in the group exhibition Dynamo – un siècle de lumière et de movement in art 1913-2013, at the Grand Palais in Paris.

He married in his first marriage to Angela Maria Brollo and in second marriage to Anna Palange. Alviani passed away in Milan on February 24, 2018.

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