• Guglielmina Clarici
    Painter, Art Teacher and Poet
    An artist linked to tradition with roots in the Renaissance,
    always looking for Beauty

Guglielmina Clarici

Painter.

His painting is not measured with our time

His art endures in the gap between a void, an absence and the fate of having to fill them. His painting is not measured with our time, that is why he does not ask for consent, he does not wait for certificates, he sanctions the right of the artist to arbitrariness. And also: "Clarici's dream is Painting" and this goes in search of the unknown and the unresolvable. Such an investigation can not but avail itself of the icy and astral tank of "magical Realism" because it supports, with Bontempelli, that "the bottom of art is nothing but enchantment"

Perhaps art is the only spell granted to man. "" A spell that does not dizzy away from things, but that digs a niche inside the visible to overthrow it and then propose a divinely embalmed, lunar cosmos " the search for formal clues often leads the artist to neo-classical quotations through an evocation of ancient myths.
(R.Siena).

Guglielmina Clarici

BIOGRAPHIC NOTES

Guglielmina Clarici, who can count on her family as eclectic painters such as Urbino G.Battista Clarici, active above all in Milan and Bartolomeo, active in the Marches and Veneto, in the seventeenth century, she was born and lives in Rome where she graduated from Academy of Fine Arts Later he obtained a diploma of fresco and encaustic at the School of Ornamental Arts of the Municipality of Rome, also learning the technique of "tearing".

Together with the creative activity he fermented for a few years the restoration of the master Pico Cellini learning special techniques and precious secrets, later also in the execution of his original works that are in public and private collections in Italy and abroad.
Later his predilection for portraiture was outlined and he performed both oil and terracotta and bronze works.

From a very young age he draws everywhere when he comes into possession of a pencil, preferring to make anthropomorphic figures, often in profile, highlighting their nose well!
Driven by love for classical painting, he copies various works by ancient masters of which he investigates the craft. Later, as if to propose an improbable Renaissance, he produced works with figurations of archaic subjects.

In the years 70/80 participates in various exhibitions and performs artistic activities as self-taught but since the early eighties regularly attends the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome where he also follows the courses of Maestro Emilio Greco.
His artistic production of these years is figurative with clear references to the "Magical Realism", of this current Guglielmina Clarici, for about twenty years, it has been an exponent. His works live in immovable sceneries, enchanted as in magical suspension.
Afterwards, the artist devoted himself to the search for other ways of expression both in the abstract and in the material field, then he came to portraiture making many portraits for private clients and also for institutions both in Italy and abroad.

1980 - 90. Among the portraits made abroad, two are displayed in public spaces: in France, in the Court of Cassation in Paris and one in the United States inside the large hall of Presidents of the Philadelphia Board of Education.

Gen - Jun 1990. Performs within the Conciergerie of Paris, works with the technique of "Buon Fresco" obtaining unanimous approval of critics and authorities.

1991. He holds courses in drawing and painting at the Galerie des Dieux in Paris.

1993. During the summer she is in Sicily, in Sciacca, to work on a fresco, she herself designed, in the hall of an important villa.

1995 - 1997. He went to various universities of Pensilvenia (USA) where he taught courses on the "Buon Fresco" technique, attracting great interest.
Among the numerous portraits performed in Italy, some are displayed in public spaces, such as the galleries of the General Procure and the Court of Cassation and depict the Prime Presidents and General Procurators of the Court of Cassation.

For almost thirty years he taught painting, drawing and painting techniques. In Italy in Rome and abroad in Paris, Philadelphia and Middlebury (Vermont, USA) where he is professor of fresco technique.

1997 - 2000. He teaches painting and drawing at the RUFA Academy of Art - www.unirufa.it - ​​in Rome, where in 1999 he is also a teacher of "Pictorial Techniques" in the academic course of Painting. He also participates in the exhibition "The Teacher and the Student" held in the premises of the Academy itself.
In the academic year 2000-2001 he held the chair of Decoration at the same Academy.
During the summer he made an artistic stay in Santa Fe (USA), taking an interest in the most recent American currents. Explore new techniques working in the studios of some local artists.

2002. Performs two paintings for the Baptismal Chapel of the Church of S. Pancrazio, of the XVI century, in Isola Farnese (Rome).
Start of production of paintings to be placed in some rooms of a cruise ship of an important Japanese shipowning group.

2003. Afterwards he concentrates most of his activity in the implementation of the Borgo Rinascimento (International School of Art) project -
His artistic activity also continues with the production of works of abstract genre that are inspired by a particular observation of nature and which also represent a moment of liberation of the gesture. These works, exhibited, have achieved critical and public success.

2004. Inaugurates the activity of the Borgo Rinascimento school giving the start of courses in fresco, oil painting and drawing. The students, all students from American universities, were able to obtain credits by enriching their curriculum.
In the Stephen's School of Rome she was appointed to chair a commission that examines and rewards the works of the students-artists of all the international schools of Rome.

2005. She is invited to teach in a drawing and painting course at UPTER Università Popolare di Roma; performs, for the gallery of the Procura Generale, the portrait of the Procurator at the Court of Cassation.
The design of a fresco for the B & M. begins.

2006. He continues his teaching activity at UPTER and makes several portraits of private clients.

2007. Performs, among others, the portrait of the President of the Italian Senate Hon. F. Marini and, in the summer, he is called to Middlebury College, Vermont (USA), to give lessons on the technique of "Buon Fresco". The fresco that Guglielmina Clarici performs during the lessons and realized on a mobile panel, is then donated to the museum of the same University.

Also during his stay, he is also invited to give a lecture on Michelangelo's paintings performed inside the Sistine Chapel, as well as the restorations made on the frescoes themselves, during the eighties / nineties
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During the conference on G.C. restorations he also tells of his happy experience when, climbing up the scaffolding of the works in progress to be able to closely observe the paintings, he was able to touch the vault just where Michelangelo with his brush painted God who gives life to Adam and .... of the enormous emotion she experienced!
In the execution of the fresco realized during the lessons GC prefers to remain in the theme of the characters of the Sistine Chapel.
In May he began his collaboration with the international school "Lorenzo de 'Medici" in Florence.

2008. He continues his teaching activity at the Popular University and, in the Summer Courses, at the "Borgo Rinascimento" International Art School. Performs some portraits on private commission and also the portrait of the outgoing Procurator General to the Court of Cassation.

2009. He still teaches at UPTER and, during the summer, at the Borgo Rinascimento Art School where he gives lessons on the "Buon Fresco" technique to students of American universities and French students.

2010. Find special technical solutions to depict natural phenomena. He designs installations that play with the passing of the wind.
Find time also to restore the altarpiece of the Cathedral of Fara Sabina.

2011. Start of "Portraiture" courses. At the end of May, in Rome, during the important Forum of the IWF (International Women Forum), with over 700 women leaders coming from all the Countries of the World, at the Hotel Cavalieri Hilton, she was invited to speak on the theme "Art transforming the world ".
From the Italian Ministry of Justice, she is in charge of carrying out the portrait of the First President of the Supreme Court of Cassation. During the summer, he continues his work as a painting teacher at the "Borgo Rinascimento" art school.

Guglielmina Clarici is also president of the cultural association "Borgo Rinascimento", International School of Art, based in Farnese, in Tuscia, where her main study is also located.

In the following years the creativity of G. Clarici also manifests itself in other ways. Its inspiring motif is always and however the search for Beauty!

Contact

BORGO RINASCIMENTO
International School of Art
Cultural Association

Prof. Guglielmina Clarici
President