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Romualdo Locatelli: His artistic voyage, from Rome to Bali

Carla Bianpoen

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, July 7, 2019  /  06:53 pm
Romualdo Locatelli: His artistic voyage, from Rome to Bali

Fascination: Locatelli’s artistic voyage began a new chapter upon his arrival in Bali, where exotic landscapes and female dancers captivated him. (Associazione Culturale Amici dei Locatelli Figli d'Arte /-)

Italian artist Romualdo Locatelli’s niece, Daniela Locatelli, who presides over the Locatelli Art Association, presented a new book, titled Romualdo Locatelli, An Artistic Voyage from Rome the Eternal City to Bali, the Island of the Gods, on June 22 before a select group of invitees at the National Gallery of Indonesia in Jakarta. Italian Ambassador to Indonesia Vittorio Sandalli, who attended the launch, noted that the book marked the 80th anniversary of the artist’s first exhibition in Java and the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Italy. Written and edited by Vitorio Sgarbi and published by the production house Skira, the book comes as a 228-page paperback. Daniela, who acted as the project’s initiator and coordinator, said she had visited Indonesia several times to meet people who had known and befriended her uncle. “I ...