Emilio Greco (Catania 1913 Roma
1994) is considered one of the most important artist of the
1900s. After a childhood spent in Catania, in 1933 he visited
Rome for the first time and he remained impressed by the
Trono Ludovisi in the Terme Museum. This gave way to the
beginning of his artistic production, exhibiting his first
paintings and sculptures, which gained success and favorable
impression from the critics. Among his works, we remember the
gate of the cathedral of Orvieto, the monument in honour of Pope
John XXIII and the monument of Pinocchio.
In his artistic production, the female figure
has always had a leading role. For the artist, the woman is seen
as an idol and he dedicates to her the fine marks along with the
delicate intensity of the shadows, at Catania, in Piazza San
Francesco d’Assisi, in the same building ( palazzo
Gravina-Cruyllas) where the Bellini Museum is located, we can
find the museum dedicated to Emilio Greco.
There, we can find a great part of his
graphic production, we can find works from lithographs to
water-based paintings, all belonging to the years from 1969 to
1989. Very important are the 25 paintings entitled “ Commiati”,
pervaded with intense eroticism.
Piazza S.Francesco di Assisi n.3, 1° piano, Catania - Tel.
9.00-13.30; holidays 9.00-12.30. Entrance: free. Services: