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Antonella Lucarella Masetti, 1954 | Figurative painter





Antonella Masetti Lucarella was born in Taranto Italy. She actually lives and works in Milan. She works using mixed techniques.
Talking about her practice, the artist says she has chosen to create "Italian" art, despite the fashion of the times. Her paintings have a timeless beauty and the artist has reached international fame.
Her predilection toward figurative painting generates images of great beauty, refined and ethereal, but at the same time strong and introspective: her paintings are not just mere scenes of daily life, but portraits that gaze beyond the surface, and convey all the characters' drama and inner torment.













Those faces, those glances magnetically capture the attention of the viewer by taking the mind in their thoughts, their concerns and torments.
The artist mostly creates magisterially composed and produced portraits of women. The painting technique creates a visual richness from varnishes, patinas and transparencies, from which sometimes pitch black surfaces emerge.

Masetti exhibited in several venues, art galleries, showrooms and cultural centers, and, most recently:

  • May 1989 - Group Exhibition - Centro Incisione, Milan;
  • September 1990 - Masters of watercolors Exhibition - Solenghi Gallery, Como;
  • December 1990 - Exhibition of Italian Artists - National Museum - Budapest, Hungary;
  • January 1991 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Solenghi, Como;
  • April 1991 - Individual Exhibition - Centro culturale La Casa Zoiosa, Milan;
  • March 1992 - Group Exhibition - Centro culturale Spazio-Arte, Sesto San Giovanni (Milan);
  • October 1993 - Individual Exhibition - Spazio culturale il Giardino di Leonardo, Milan;
  • March 1994 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Turin;
  • September 1994 - September 1994 - Art Fair "Artissima", Turin;
  • February 1995 - Group Exhibition - Galleria Il Cannocchiale, Milan;
  • April 1995 - Art Fair Europe-Art, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • June 1995 - Group Exhibition - Galleria Il Cannocchiale, Milan;
  • October 1995 - Individual Exhibition - Palazzo Massari, Ferrara;
  • October 1995 - Individual Exhibition - Art Fair Artissima, Turin;
  • December 1995 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Il Gabbiano, Messina;
  • February 1996 - Group Exhibition - Galleria Il Quadro, Biella;
  • April 1996 - Art Fair Europe-Art, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • May 1996 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Morabito, Reggio Calabria;
  • October 1996 Individual Exhibition - Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Turin;
  • April 1997 - Art Fair Europe-Art, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • May 1997 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria El Catalejo, Marbella;
  • September 1997 - Individual Exhibition - Art Fair Artissima, Turin;
  • March 1998 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Cigarini, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • October 1998 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Schubert, Milan;
  • May 1999 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Blanchaert, Milan;
  • October 1999 - First Exhibition of European-American Artists - National Museum - Cuzco, Peru;
  • October 1999 - Individual Exhibition - Art Fair Artissima, Turin;
  • February 2000 - Stamp issued for the International Symposium on Breast Disease, Rome;
  • March 2000 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Cigarini, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • September 2000 - Individual Exhibition - Art Fair Artissima, Turin;
  • April 2001 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Ars Media, Bergamo;
  • June 2001 - Individual Exhibition - Fondazione Mazzullo, Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano, Taormina, Messina;
  • March 2002 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Cigarini, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • October 2002 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Bocca, Milan;
  • November 2002 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Turin;
  • December 2003 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Bocca, Milan;
  • March 2004 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Cigarini, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • April 2004 - Group Exhibition - Galleria Ars Media, Bergamo;
  • May 2004 - Christie’s - Beneficent auction sale in favour of AIL (Italian Association against Leukemia);
  • November 2004 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Slobs, Milan;
  • May 2005 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Turin;
  • August 2005 - Individual Exhibition - Villa Alba (Festival Culturale di Gardone Riviera, Brescia);
  • March 2006 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Cigarini, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • April 2006 - Art Fair - Galerie Art Options, l’Aia<;/li>
  • October 2006 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria d’Haudrecy, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium;
  • April 2007 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Art Options, Utrecht;
  • April 2007 - Art Fair - Galerie Art Options, Amsterdam;
  • June 2007 - Group Exhibition - Galleria Cristina Busi, Chiavari, Genova;
  • September 2007 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Turin;
  • March 2008 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Cigarini, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • September 2008 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Cristina Busi, Chiavari, Genova;
  • May 2009 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Emmeotto, Rome;
  • August 2009 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria d’Haudrecy, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium;
  • December 2009 - Group Exhibition - Galleria Cristina Busi, Chiavari (GE);
  • December 2009 - Art Fair - Strenger Gallery, Tokyo;
  • January 2010 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Strenger, Tokyo;
  • March 2010 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Cigarini, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • September 2010 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Turin;
  • February 2011 - Individual Exhibition - Villa Di Donato, Naples;
  • January 2012 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Cigarini, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • April 2012 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Il Sogno, Amsterdam;
  • October 2013 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Tatiana Tournemine, Paris;
  • December 2013 - Individual Exhibition - Galleria Bocca, Milan;
  • December 2015 - Group Exhibition - Palazzo Pepoli - Bologna;
  • March 2016 - Group Exhibition - Galerie Ruffieux-Bril - Chambery.
She won the III International Prize organized with the support of DandD Art Magazine.




























Antonella Lucarella Masetti è nata a Taranto il 26 marzo 1954, vive ed opera da diversi anni a Milano. Dipinge acquerelli, chine acquerellate e realizza opere con tecnica mista. Ha partecipato a numerose rassegne artistiche, in gallerie e centri culturali. Nel 2000 realizza il bozzetto del francobollo emesso in occasione del Simposio internazionale sul Tumore al seno, Roma. 

Mostre Collettive
  • 1989
Centro Incisione, Milano
  • 1990
Mostra dei Maestri dell'acquerello - Galleria Solenghi, Como
Rassegna di Artisti italiani - Museo Nazionale di Budapest;
  • 1992
Centro culturale Spazio-Arte, Sesto San Giovanni (Milano);

  • 1995
Galleria Il Cannocchiale, Milano;
  • 1996
Galleria Il Quadro, Biella;
  • 1999
Prima rassegna di artisti euro-americani - Museo Nazionale di Cuzco, Perù.

Mostre Personali
  • 1991
Galleria Solenghi, Como
Centro culturale La Casa Zoiosa, Milano
  • 1993
Spazio culturale il Giardino di Leonardo, Milano
  • 1994
Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Torino
Expo Arte Artissima, Torino
  • 1995
Expo Arte Europe-Art, Ginevra
Palazzo Massari, Ferrara
Expo Arte Artissima, Torino;
Galleria Il Gabbiano, Messina
  • 1996
Expo Arte Europe-Art, Ginevra
Galleria Morabito, Reggio Calabria
Galleria Dantesca Fogola, Torino
  • 1997
Expo Arte Europe-Art, Ginevra
Galleria El Catalejo, Marbella
Expo Arte Artissima, Torino
  • 1998
Galleria Cigarini, Ginevra
Galleria Schubert, Milano
  • 1999
Galleria Blanchaert, Milano
Expo Arte Artissima, Torino

  • 2001
Arsmedia Gallery, Bergamo
Cavalieri Hilton, Roma in occasione del Simposio internazionale sul Tumore al seno, sponsorizzato dalla Fondazione Susan Komen.

Attualmente è presente in permanenza presso:

  • Galleria Dantesca "Fogola" di Torino - Italia;
  • Galleria "Cigarini" di Ginevra - Svizzera;
  • Galleria "El Catalejo" di Marbella - Spagna;
  • Galleria "Schubert" di Milano - Italia.