Walter Baldessarini


Baldessarini‘s artistic oeuvre is characterised by a gestural and dynamic style and vibrant colours. Varying between figurative narration and abstraction, the artist transfers moods, sensory perceptions and lively atmospheres in his works. Thematically, the oeuvre touches on and contains four larger topics: the landscape paintings, which the painter realised on his numerous travels, mainly in the Mediterranean region, from Portugal to Turkey. The Mozart cycle, that emerges from the artist’s enthusiasm for music. The compositions, in which the artist deals mainly with classical ancient stories; and finally, the vibrant still lifes.


Baldessarini was born in 1936 in Meran, Italy. He descends from a family of antiquarians, an environment which shapes and influences his artistic development from the very beginning. Baldessarini studied Painting and Drawing at the Blocherer Schule in Munich. Baldessarini also was awarded a scholarship for studying in Rome, where he studied stage and costume design at the “Centro sperimentale di Cinematografia”. Simultaneously, he participated in drawing classes at the “Accademia delle belle Arti” under the direction of Mario Mafai, one of the founders of the modern art movement Scuola Romana, the Roman School. Baldessarini’s first success was the Ciak d’oro, an art prize recognising his participation in a group exhibition at the Venice Film Festival in 1975. During the following years Baldessarini took part in various international exhibitions including Trapani, Rome, Miami, Frankfurt and London.
The artist lives and works in Merano.


Exhibitions from 2000 onwards (selection):

2003 Solo exhibition: „Dentro la visione”, Palazzo Gamberini, State archive of Florence (I), curated by Giovanni Faccenda.
2004 Solo exhibition in Arezzo for the inauguration of the museum of modern arts.
2006 Solo exhibition in the Kurhaus Merano during the musical festival Merano, (I).
2007 Solo exhibition: „Hommage à Mozart“, Galerie de La Prévôté, Aix-en-Provence, (F).
2008 Solo exhibition: „Presto con fuoco“, Great school of San Rocco, Venice, (I).
2008 Solo exhibition: „Omaggio a Mozart“, Cantina d’Isera, Trento, (I).
2011 Solo exhibition: „Mozart-Impressionen“, Spazio Rizzi, Latsch/Laces, (I).
2014 Solo exhibition following an invitation of the municipality of Aix: “Il Movimento del colore”, Hôtel de Ville, Aix-en-Provence, (F).
2015: Collective exhibition in St. Tropez with local artists, (F).
2015: Solo exhibition in the „Ansitz Rosengarten“, Lana, (I).