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Tullio Vietri

Gli Anni

Gli Anni ’70
These are years of tumultuous political events both nationally and internationally; it is the end of the golden age.
Spain, Portugal and Greece freed themselves from dictatorial systems, the war in Vietnam drew to an end, while in Chile a military coup d’état swept away democracy and even in Italy a coup was attempted, shortly after the Piazza Fontana massacre in Milan. The end of the golden age is marked by serious and unexpected difficulties in energy supply. Italy experienced a season of profound renewal, with the conquest of fundamental civil and social rights. On the one hand, political forces established new balances and new forms of dialogue, while on the other hand, violent and bloody reactions erupted, culminating with the assassination of Aldo Moro in 1978 and the massacre at the Bologna Railway Station in 1980.

Vietri measures himself against this new reality, putting the sociological analysis in the background to focus on crucial political events and chronicles of ordinary violence. He seeks new modalities of expression. The collage through printed paper recounts disturbing and absurd events and above all recounts the bewilderment of those who helplessly witness them, ghostly figures, artificial faces that are substantiated by the same printed paper as the background. It also begins a new phase of reflection on the exploitation of energy sources.

Black and white and graphics

This period is characterized by many black and white pieces and graphics. They have topical subjects, such as the series dedicated to Spain, where demonstrators speak with the verses of R. Alberti, J. A. Goytisolo, J. R. Jiménez, L. Aragon, B. Brecht, or the poster with the dates of Italy’s great democratic achievements. Another crucial point is the eternal theme of human suffering.


The dramatic representation of events is expressed through the brutal force of the news, of landscapes where trees, faces, people appear wrapped in shreds of printed paper and fragments of news. This is the beginning of a new phase of reflection about the city and the automobile’s civilization that would develop more fully in the following decade.

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.