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Tullio Vietri


Gli Anni ’60
These are the years of the economic boom, in Italy and in the western world.

These are the years of the mass conquest of wellbeing and easy optimism. In reality, they are years of great transformations that see the image of cities and countryside profoundly change as a result of industrialisation, urbanization, motorisation, and advertising communication, now also present in cinema and television.

Facing stereotyped representations of consumer society, Vietri’s works offer a critical reflection and sound the alarm on the negative consequences of uncontrolled economic development. In his works appear people with pensive faces silhouetted against smoky backgrounds, chipped walls where truncated inscriptions evoke political facts and collective events, shared myths and advertising slogans, bare trees crossed by electric wires, semi-dark urban landscapes and large suburban roads that seem to run through landfills.

Polesine and countryside

(Wax) drawing and black and white painting (tempera) are a constant in Vietri’s artistic production: studies, notes, diary, but also a specific expressive choice to represent particular themes such as the floods in the Po delta and the padano-venete countryside.


Vietri’s iconography appears here in its entirety, Faces and People, Squares and Streets, Cars and Houses, Trees and Countryside to tell the story of mass society through its own language, that of the mass media.

Tullio Vietri

The Atelier

The atelier preserves the family’s rich pictorial and graphic collection (approximately 1,500 pieces, between paintings and graphics). It periodically organizes temporary exhibitions within its spaces, in order to promote knowledge about the collection, displaying the works in rotation.

It is located in Bologna in Via Saragozza 135 under the historic portico of San Luca.
The Atelier can be visited, by appointment, from October to June. Guided tours available.

Tullio Vietri

The Museum

The Biblioteca Civica, managed by the Oderzo Cultura Foundation, displays the core of the collection owned by the Municipality of Oderzo, by the artist’s behest, custodian of his artworks (about 4000 pieces including paintings and graphics).

It is located in Oderzo (TV) in Via Garibaldi 80 at the Civic Library.
It can be visited during library opening hours and by appointment.