The critique of Mario Luzi*
The paintings of Salvatore Magazzini surprise like something familiar but still unexpected. He is able, just like very few painters of the nineteen hundred, to combine vision and structure. Therefore, I observe with real pleasure his landscapes, which appear firmly anchored in their essence because based on solid representational elements but still influenced by the artist’s imaginative approach, able to transform them. Transforming them without betraying their authenticity is surely one of the greatest Magazzini’s characteristics . Like that, the viewer can still enjoy their reality. An art that is clear, solid and convincing.
The critique of Carlo Pepi**
…I had been attracted by the personality that this artist was able to convey in his landscapes, that, at first glance would appear more like a product of a dream, rather than a representation of reality. But, after a more careful analysis, I would come to the conclusion that what was described in these paintings, was reality: the reality of Salvatore Magazzini…
*Mario Luzi (1914-2005) was an italian poet. He won the Aristeion Prize in 1991 for his work Frasi e Incisi di un Canto Salutare; in the same year he was proposed for the first time by the Accademia dei Lincei for the Nobel Prize in Literature. (Who is Mario Luzi)
** Carlo Pepi is a leading expert on Livorno-born painter Amedeo Modigliani. (Who is Carlo Pepi)