A REGOLA D’ARTE

Maestro Stefano Tonelli

Stefano Tonelli was born in Montescudaio in 1957. His first solo exhibitions, performances and installations date to the mid 1970s. Since then his work has retained a spiritual foundation in his artistic conception as tension translating soul vibrations into art. Solo exhibitions of his work and events have been held in a range of Italian cities and abroad, from Rome to New York, Paris and Lisbon.

Of those who have reviewed his work, that of the late Josè Saramago, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, is particularly dear to him. He divides his life and work between Montescudaio and Rome. In his site, conceived of as a book, he speaks of his work and life with the frankness and passion of a man who loves to tell his story. www.stefanotonelli.it

Somnium

“My Idea for the Fratelli Nuti Barrel Room is Inspired by the Wine Dream and its Gestation”.

It came to me with my eyes shut, transforming thought into vibration. The great planet which appears on the centre wall is that of our Humanity and it is packed with immobile faces with their eyes shut just like its creator, himself wordless and in silence to generate the creating vibration. It is a symbol of man looking inward and feeling his infinity stretch out into the mystery, in the here and now and beyond it. At the same time.
The two large walls feature a cosmic dance protecting the planet and the dormant barrels. Around the six dancing figures, designed as imaginary constellations, move small beings at work navigating borderless spaces and monads shaped like fish, as indivisible units in perennial transit from one life to another. It is a tribute, both ancient and contemporary, to the Etruscans who inhabited these places, this valley, this landscape peace.

Just as they told us much of their idea of death, I designed my idea of the elsewhere in a continual fluidity of figures which continue life denying the finite, despite their diverse life stages.

In the infinite.

Work began in May, when the vines are visible in all their green beauty, and finished in September, with the grape harvest, where vines giving up their fruit are transformed first into must and then into wine nectar.

In a cycle and time which is anything but casual.

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A REGOLA D’ARTE

Maestro Stefano Tonelli

Stefano Tonelli was born in Montescudaio in 1957. His first solo exhibitions, performances and installations date to the mid 1970s. Since then his work has retained a spiritual foundation in his artistic conception as tension translating soul vibrations into art. Solo exhibitions of his work and events have been held in a range of Italian cities and abroad, from Rome to New York, Paris and Lisbon.

Of those who have reviewed his work, that of the late Josè Saramago, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, is particularly dear to him. He divides his life and work between Montescudaio and Rome. In his site, conceived of as a book, he speaks of his work and life with the frankness and passion of a man who loves to tell his story. www.stefanotonelli.it

Somnium

“My Idea for the Fratelli Nuti Barrel Room is Inspired by the Wine Dream and its Gestation”.

It came to me with my eyes shut, transforming thought into vibration. The great planet which appears on the centre wall is that of our Humanity and it is packed with immobile faces with their eyes shut just like its creator, himself wordless and in silence to generate the creating vibration. It is a symbol of man looking inward and feeling his infinity stretch out into the mystery, in the here and now and beyond it. At the same time.

The two large walls feature a cosmic dance protecting the planet and the dormant barrels. Around the six dancing figures, designed as imaginary constellations, move small beings at work navigating borderless spaces and monads shaped like fish, as indivisible units in perennial transit from one life to another. It is a tribute, both ancient and contemporary, to the Etruscans who inhabited these places, this valley, this landscape peace.

Just as they told us much of their idea of death, I designed my idea of the elsewhere in a continual fluidity of figures which continue life denying the finite, despite their diverse life stages.

In the infinite.

Work began in May, when the vines are visible in all their green beauty, and finished in September, with the grape harvest, where vines giving up their fruit are transformed first into must and then into wine nectar.

In a cycle and time which is anything but casual.

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