Luigi Pretin

Luigi Pretin- "Fungo Atomico" (Atomic Mushroom) Surrealist Landscape 1976



Acrylic Paint


Surrealist painting of a white structure in a barren desert titled "Fungo Atomico" by Italian surrealist painter Luigi Pretin, circa 1976. Signed and dated in lower right corner as well as on reverse. Hung in a white and gold frame.

Artist Biography

Luigi Pretin was born in Chioggia, Italy on June 8, 1938. A very young part for Morocco, then he went to Portugal, then to Spain and finally he arrived in France. This nation had a great influence on him. In Paris, they soon ranked him among the "research painters". In the Parisian environment he is therefore acquainted with many artists, including the masters De Chirico and Salvador Dali. And it is precisely Dalì who has great persuasive power over him; so much so that for a certain period embraces the "Surrealism" that then abandons to elaborate an original painting in which the dream and the reality is merged by merging the oneiric element and the matter. In December 2007, in Paris, Luigi Pretin ranks 3rd in the "First International Eiffel Trophy". After the Parisian experience, he returned to Italy to settle first in Turin, then in Albissola where he opened a new studio, continuing to maintain contacts with Italian and foreign galleries.

Dimensions With Frame

H 33.5 in. x W 29 in. x D 2 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 23 in. x W 19 in.