En plein air
The light, unpredictable, that invests the statues, never escapes the control of the form, indeed with it it melts and becomes light: on the bronzes, on the marbles, on the wood, and on the gold of the jewels, precious monochrome miniatures. It is a quiet light that captures the peremptory act of motion and suspends it in an interminable pause; a pause which opens the soul to meditation and suggests silent comprehension. In unsuspected times, Leonardo Lucchi proclaimed his faithfulness to the figure, and for the figure, he leads us back to the images of the mind and the soul, to modestly filtered individual emotions, from the expressionless faces and contained gestures to the collective sentiment of tradition and faith.
Critical text by Gustavo Cuccini