Biography of Silvia Salvadori

Silvia Salvadori, a truly sophisticated artist, is a contemporary Lady who, with her bright powders, burins, brushes and icons, embodies the real spirit of medieval art.

In her shop in Arezzo, she is one of the few in Italy, if not the only one, to know how to use the ancient pictorial techniques handed down by Cennino Cennini in his work the “Book of Art (1370-1440) and Giorgio Vasari in “Life of the most outstanding painters, sculptors and architects(1550-1568).

Her works are inspired by medieval art, from the Gothic style and from the first Florentine and Sienese Renaissance.

In her works we can find a territory full of history and culture, capable of stirring wonder in the observer even today.

Her sacred and profane characters, architectures, landscapes, as in Gothic painting, from the formal point of view, represent the extreme development of the decorative aspect, an artistic exuberance and high sensitivity for shiny color and a intense epidermic painting.

The atmospheres in her works are like an Eden enchanted with fairy tales, idyllic and ethereal, giving space to the most extreme imagination, and we are catapulted in chivalrous atmospheres.

The colors are individually soft, the use of gold knuckle gives intensity and volume to the prospective planes, the figures are drawn with a musical taste of the line and everything is predisposed in a vision of subtle lyricality.

Silvia's modernity is in her art, in her ability to experiment, in her wise search for knowledge now lost, which manages to revive in her tablished tables, embodying the "manner" of the Masters who have made great the history of art.

The artist and cultural entrepreneur Silvia Salvadori was born in 1978 in Sinalunga, in the province of Siena. Graduated at the Art Institute of Duccio di Buoninsegna in Siena, graduated in Archeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Siena, in 2004 received the European Master in Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage.

Salvadori inside her shop
The artist Silvia Salvadori inside her shop

In France, has curated exhibitions and collections in two museums in Normandy (Caen), where her work distinguished as an example of high quality, preparation and technical knowledge.

In 2006 she exhibited at Town Hall in Monte San Savino in Arezzo and at the Bishop's Palace of the City of Perugia. In 2007 attended the conference on "The History of Medieval Painting" at the Rotary Club of Arezzo and the temporary exhibition at the Diocesan Museum in Arezzo on the occasion of the "The Way of the Sacred" Exhibition.

In Siena worked at the Museum of Santa Maria della Scala, the Museum of the Cathedral Opera and the Crypt of cathedral of Siena. At St. Mary della Scala she attended various exhibitions on the theme of the medieval painting of Siena between 1300 and 1400.

She also collaborated in the stages of the exhibition "Icilio Federico Joni and the culture of the false between eight hundred and twentieth century" (Siena, Santa Maria della Scala Museum, Palazzo Squarcialupi).
From this experience she has also started the idea of ​​giving life to a Renaissance workshop where can express its creativity and skills.

Today in her Tuscan Art Gallery, also available on reservation, we can watch the artist at work. The works, passion and high professionalism of Silvia Salvadori have surpassed national boundaries, and have been appreciated both in Italy and abroad.

In 2013 she presented her works at the Museum of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona, in the exhibition "The Longobards treasure. From Ancient Masters to Contemporary Artists", an exhibition set up at the Medicean Salon and devoted to the processing of gold and precious metals in the ancient world in comparison to contemporary craftsmanship.

There are many interviews she has dedicated to Italian and foreign magazines and industry websites. Silvia Salvadori also participated in two virtual exhibitions: the Galleria Saatchi Art in London and Studio PAMart in the Amalfi Coast.

Annamaria Parlato
Historical Art and cultural designer
www.pamart.it