Salvatore Emblema

Salvatore Emblema was born in 1929 in Terzigno in the province of Naples, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. He attended the Liceo Artistico and the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. Since he was very young he devoted himself to painting inspired by the nature that surrounds him, and ready to capture its essence: in fact, he uses all the natural elements to produce colors and particular atmospheres. Master of Spatialism, the artistic career of Emblema began in 1948 with a series of collages formed by dried leaves and representing portraits through chromatic modulations.
In addition to the leaves, the artist also uses stones and minerals collected at the slopes of Vesuvius.
Even the cinema and the fashion world are interested in his art, so much so that he begins a collaboration with the director Federico Fellini and designs fabrics for the designer Schubert.
He still decides to move to the United States, where he attends Pollock and Rothko.
An excellent and prolific relationship with the art critic Argan begins for Emblema.

He exhibited at the Venice Biennale, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, at the Palazzo Reale in Naples, while some of his paintings and sculptures were acquired by the most important collections of contemporary art both public and private.