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The works which you can see in the Municipal Museum MACA, that the local administration of Acri dedicated to Silvio Vigliaturo, want to offer the town of Acri a cultural instrument for the community growth and the possibility of go out its regional confines.  

54 works from 1961 to 1994 have been donated by Vigliaturo himself, 146 works from 1994 to 2004 by Vigliaturo and his personal curator Adriano Berengo, and 37 works from 1961 to 1994 by Vigliaturo’s son Valerio.

Following in chronological order, from 1961 to 1995, the rooms cover Vigliaturo’s artistic development, from his first drawings to the extraordinary sculptures in glass fusion.


ROOM 11961/1965

The first drawings done in Acri are evidence of his precocious graphic talents, which developed as his creativity progressed. At Acri, in the house of Vico VIII Vincenzo Julia, in the neighbourhood of Casalicchio, near Palazzo Sanseverino Falcone, Vigliaturo spent his childhood. He lived there with his mother Emilia Rende, his father Vittorio, his brother Pasquale and his three sisters Pina, Maria and Mina. In these years his passion for drawing emerged by his strong family links.

Silvio Vigliaturo was interested in his father’s drawings, a man sensitive to artistic and cultural values and from him he learnt the basic elements of drawing.

After his father’s death in 1961, the family moved to Chieri, a small town near Turin. His first works, dated from this period (1961 to 1965), are carried out on paper with pastels, watercolours and oils and representing images taken from his middle-school books. In the gallery of works displayed in this room, you can already find the artist's descriptive power.