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Bruno Marcelloni

Active in the field of Visual Arts since 1965, Bruno Marcelloni has held both personal and collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad and has received a number of first prizes in national competitions. Starting in 1969 he first taught painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia and then Theory of Perception and Psychology of Form.

After graduating in Psychology, he specialised in Rogerian Therapy and has conducted Art Therapy groups for many years.


“Discovering the artist within”

From figurative to informal painting: some basics of perception theory, relationship between form, mark and colour. Use of various experimentation techniques: charcoal, water soluble pencils, tempera, collage, etc… Study of composition, mark-making, hatching, shading, proportions and depth in still life and landscape.

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Works of art are a means to represent and communicate an individual's inner world. Every artistic object created amplifies our experience, self-awareness, and understanding of our creative power. Personal experiences, images, thoughts, fantasies and emotions are given a visible shape allowing to improve self–knowledge.


Mariette Egreteau Martelli

Mariette Egreteau Martelli was born in France but now lives in Arezzo, where she has been a teacher for more than thirty years. She has a scientific background and has always been interested in the link between science and art, with her curiosity fully satisfied in the spectacle offered by nature.
Light games on ordinary objects, the deformation of reality in shades and reflexes, the transparency of the sky and water are her favourite subjects. She mostly uses watercolour to express herself, for its immediacy and union between water and light.
Since 1998 she has taken part in a number of collective and personal exhibitions.
She is bilingual in French and Italian and fluent in English.

Voici des fleurs, des fruits, des feuilles et des branches
Et puis mon Coeur qui ne bat que pour vous…
” Verlaine (Aquarelles)

It is in the lucid and sensual poems by Baudelaire that Mariette Egreteau’s aquarelles may, partly, find a voice echoing their glaring strength. And when, in his best poems, the poète maudit gaily evokes his pagan taste for life, then can we perceive, at least in part, a unison “voice”, in terms of joy of the senses and clear French thinking – which is together intuitive and rational - in what I would define as a "joyful" harmony with Egreteau’s painting.

In Egreteau’s aquarelles everything reveals her creaturality full of wonder and meaning, with a rounded, bright intensity that conjures up the joy and soul of things…. Marisa Marmaioli


Materials and basic techniques

Painting wet on dry : from light to dark , glazing , masking

Painting wet on wet : water cycle , blending colors , removing color

Painting a landscope in "plein air" or a still life from life or from a photograph .

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