Federico Severino

Federico Severino

Born in Brescia (Italy) in 1953, Federico Severino now lives and works in the Italian town of Franciacorta.

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Artworks

Teti raccoglitrice di tellina

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 34 cm - Width 21cm - Length 54 cm
Year: 2015

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Speculum animi

bronze sculpture

Dimensions : Width 75x65 cm - Height 190 cm
Year : 2016

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Sonnambula

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 80 cm - Height 155 cm
Year: 2016

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Terzetto D'Archi

Bronze

Dimensions: Width 80x100 cm - Height 160 cm
Year: 2015

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Orfeo

Bronze

Dimensions: Width 80x100 cm - Height 160 cm
Year: 2015

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Viso Arcano

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 24 cm - Height 40 cm
Year: 2014

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Piccola Sposa Equestre

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 50 cm - Height 50 cm
Year: 2014

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Nuntius Pusillus

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 33 cm - Height 25 cm
Year: 2014

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Navigazione sul Fiume

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 60 cm - Height 40 cm
Year: 2014

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Danzatrice Gandarica

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 35x25 cm - Height 100 cm

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Piccoli Amanti Equestri

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 50x30 cm - Height 50 cm
Year: 2013

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Piccolo Angelo

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 30 cm - Height 50 cm

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Grandi Amanti alla Finestra

Polychrome bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 52x54 cm - Height 133 cm

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Amanti alla Finestra

Polychrome bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 20 cm - Height 60 cm

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Grande Minotauro e Arianna

Polychrome Bronze

Dimensions: Width 100x60 cm - Height 100 cm
Year: 2013

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Piccolo Minotauro e Arianna

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 36 cm - Height 38 cm
Year: 2013

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Piccolissimo Minotauro e Arianna

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 21 cm - Height 28 cm
Year: 2013

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Lotta con Leone

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 45 cm - Height 45 cm
Year: 2013

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Stilita con Pungolo

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 30 cm - Height 60 cm
Year: 2013

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Della Prima Consolazione

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 18 cm - Height 73 cm
Year: 2013

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Federico Severino Curriculum

Severino began apprenticing in the studio of sculptor Domenico Lusetti at the age of 12, but earned his degree in philosophy in 1976 while continuing to study art and sculpting independently. In 1974, Severino debuted with his first solo exhibition presented by Luciano Spiazzi and Elvira Cassa Salvi, and his first monograph was published by Alberto Crespi and Fausto Lorenzi in 1992.

His artistic language reflects both a vibrant creative ability and a deep cultural background, which enables him to balance the tension of the fundamental conflict arising from his preferred subject matter. Severino's works portray a symbolism based on a profound philosophical connotation: his figures often have hands with long, claw-like fingers, representing the impulsive anger that motivates every self-conscious human action as an inalienable irrational emotional component. The iconography in Severino's contemporary sculpture often includes mythological and religious figures, and represents the relationship between what is real and what is imaginary.

Severino's work inspired by sacred themes has garnered acclaim by critics and the press in Italy, and he has participated in a number of exhibitions held at important public spaces and private galleries in Milan, Venice, Bergamo, Monza, Firenze, Brescia, Pietrasanta, Turin, Positano, and Capri. His works are also permanently displayed in various public spaces and private art collections, and included in the permanent collection of Pisa's Centro Arte Moderna.

His bronze sculptures embody the dramatic and grotesque, together with the tragic and ironic. The style harkens back to the crude rendering of the body and face which dominated neo- figurative art in the 1960's, while also blending traditional 16th century icons and archaic forms of centaurs, sirens, man-beasts, and two-faced figures.

Because of this mix of styles and symbols, Severino is one of the few artists who successfully rendered sculptures representing the surreal, symbolical, and medieval nature of "The Thirty Three Chants" in Dante's "Inferno". Severino expressed Dante's mysterious netherworlds through the use of male or female nudes that often appear abandoned, lingering in crouched positions. Their mouths hang open in astonishment, and their anguished expressions communicate the true drama of the human condition. Severino's rough reliefs and interwoven figures animated by passion and suffering create an almost pictorial effect, together with a special coating on the bronze surface which tints the sculptures yellow, red, or green and heightens the effect of the Dantesque figures.

Solo exhibitions

2007

  • Galleria Plexus Friburgo CH

2006

  • Arsmedia, catalogo Bergamo

2005

  • Galleria Civica Monza

2004

  • Galleria "Lo Spazio" Brescia
  • Villa Badia Leno (BS)
  • ex Chiesa di S. Stefano Mondovì

2004

  • Galleria "Lo Spazio" Brescia
  • Villa Badia Leno (BS)
  • ex Chiesa di S. Stefano Mondovì

2003

  • Rocca di Orzinuovi Brescia

2002

  • Galleria Arsmedia Bergamo

2001

  • Manini Arte Torino

2000

  • Comune di Villasanta (2/30 aprile) Milano
  • Comune di Trenzano, Arte Sacra Brescia
  • Centro Arte Moderna Pisa

1999

  • Galleria Manini, Torino

1998

  • Villa Glisenti, Villa Carcina Brescia

1997

  • Triennale int. D'Arte Sacra, Celano Aquila

1996

  • Comune di Pietrasanta Lucca

1994

  • Palazzo Martinengo Brescia

1990

  • Comune di Ospitaletto Brescia

1989

  • Galleria Lo Spazio Brescia

1988

  • Galleria Montrasio Monza (MI)
  • Galleria Il Traghetto Venezia
  • Musei Diocesani S. Francesco Brescia
  • Comune di Manerbio Manerbio

1980

  • Galleria A.A.B. Brescia

1979

  • Galleria Modì Bergamo

1978

  • Galleria Spinetti Firenze

1977

  • Galleria A.A.B. Brescia

1976

  • Galleria la Leonessa Brescia

1974

  • Galleria A.A.B. (Associazione Artisti Bresciani) Brescia

Collective exhibitions

2007

  • La Nave dei folli, Oratorio dei Disciplini Clusone (BG)

2006

  • Artisti bresciani, Catalogo: Il secondo dopoguerra, la linea figurativa.
  • Percorsi di scultura, Villa Mazzotti Chiari (BS)

2005

  • Arsmedia Bergamo
  • Ave Gratia Plena S. G. Valdarno
  • La porta del cielo Seriate (BG)

2004

  • Galleria Arsmedia Bergamo
  • Galleria "Berman" Torino
  • Palazzo Congressi Bardonecchia
  • Eremo di Bienno "Il Volto di Cristo" Bienno (BS)
  • Galleria Previstali Milano
  • Palazzo dei Congressi Chiavenna, Madesimo
  • Expo Arte Galleria "Lo Spazio" Montichiari (BS)
  • Arsmedia Bergamo

2003

  • Centrale di S. Barbara Caviglia (Arezzo)
  • Chisa S. Benedetto Brescia

2002

  • Castello di Mombasiglio Cuneo
  • XXIX Premio Sulmona
  • Rassegna Intern. Arte Contemporanea Sulmona (Aquila)
  • Sala delle Arti, Certosa Reale
  • Collegno Torino

2001

  • Expo Arte di Montichiari Brescia
  • Angeli (Pistoia,CamaioreVenezia,Roma, Montecatini)

2000

  • Un'opera per il terzo millennio, Collegiata di Monteverchi Arezzo

1999

  • Con l'Arte nel cuore Monza (MI)
  • Mostra Bozzetti Statua S. Tommaso Roccasecca (FR)
  • Etruria Arte (10/18 luglio) Venturina Piombino
  • Expo Arte (1/4 ottobre) Montichiari Brescia
  • Artissima (7/10 ottobre) Torino

1998

  • Sala Mostre Comunale di S. Filippo e Giacomo Brescia
  • Arte e Città, S. Giovanni in Persiceto III Ed.Bologna
  • Chiesa S. Agostino, Pietrasanta Lucca
  • Expo Arte (1/4 ottobre) Brescia
  • Etruria Arte, Venturina (10/18 luglio) La Spezia

1996

  • Chiesa S. Agostino, Pietrasanta Lucca

1995

  • Francavilla al mare
  • Scultori Bresciani del '900, Palazzo Martinengo, Brescia

1992

  • Artisti Bresciani, Palazzo Martinengo Brescia

1989

  • Succursale Fiat Brescia

1988

  • Expo Arte, Galleria Lo Spazio Bergamo
  • Milano Arte, Galleria Montrasio Milano

1987

  • Comune di S. Zeno Brescia
  • Arte Sacra
  • Palazzo ex Monte di Pietà Brescia

1986

  • Chiesa Cerezzata Ome (BS)

1985

  • "La Galerie d'Art" Orlj
  • Aeroporto di Linate Milano
  • L'Apocalisse di Giovanni
  • Pieve di Urago Urago Mella (BS)

Further exhibitions

2008

  • "Sacralità del corpo" Castel Dell'Ovo, Napoli

2005

  • Expo arte Montichiari
  • Galleria "Lo Spazio" Montichiari (BS)
  • Pulcra Ecclesia, Visioni del sacro Brescia (BS)

2003

  • Expo Arte Montichiari
  • Montichiari (BS)

2002

  • Expo Arte Montichiari
  • Galleria "Lo Spazio" Montichiari (BS)
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Federico Severino Events & Exhibitions

Exhibition

METAVISIONI- Federico Severino

Le Metavisioni di Federico Severino- Franciacorta The Wine Store

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