Actor Federico Castelluccio, best known for his role as Furio Giunta on the award-winning HBO TV series The Sopranos, will give a talk about his other life-long role as realist painter, art collector and connoisseur of old master Baroque paintings. Castelluccio’s talk, “Striving for Perfection: A Life in the Arts,” will be held on Thursday, May 11, 5:30pm, in Taylor Hall, room 102. This event is free and open to the public.
This talk is presented in conjunction with the new Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center exhibition, In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura. Four works featured in the show are from Castelluccio’s private collection. “I’m very proud to have had the opportunity to loan paintings from my personal collection to this very important, unprecedented traveling exhibition on the late Baroque master Francesco de Mura,” he says.
Castelluccio’s own paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. His works are held in the collections of Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia, Italy; Yale University Museum of Art; Kresge Art Museum in East Lansing, Michigan; and the Tisch Fine Art Collection in New York. His works are also held in major private collections.
“My goal as a painter, actor, and director is to study nature and all natural things, and to interpret the beauty I find in nature with truth and integrity," Castelluccio explains.
Castelluccio holds a BFA in painting and media arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. More of his work can be viewed here.
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