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Getulio ALVIANI

Born 1939, Udine, Italy

Following the first exhibition in 1962 of Arte programmata or Italian kinetic art, promoted by Bruno Munari and Umberto Eco, the young Alviani became interested in optical art and especially with 'superfici a testura vibratile', the luminous vibratility achieved through changing light reflections on surfaces of aluminium and other materials. By 1964, not only was Alviani designing fabrics that changed shape and colour with every movement for the fashion designer Germana Marcelli, he also made the aluminium lighting fixtures in her Milan atelier, which had been designed by Paolo Scheggi.

In 1968 Alviani designed experimental jewellery that explored the relationship between the body, clothing, and ornament in the Alluminio Line that included a halter neck dress in red fabric with an aluminium armoured bodice and another dress with a large aluminium disc attached to the front.

Works for sale

ALVIANI - Gold and coral necklace, 1970s

ALVIANI | Monorecchio, 1968