Quotes

  • ``Someone once said that 
I discovered the color white...``
  • “Someone once said that I discovered the color white.
    This is not true, for it was white that came to me.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``This white...``
  • Angelo Savelli from: Vittoria Biasi,
    Stati del Bianco,
    Ed. Stampa Alernativa, Rome 1994

     

    “This white… it refers to a light coming out of darkness,
    derived from the association of the shades of one’s own self
    and giving life to another type of light,
    a little like in the word illumination.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``Everywhere I saw burning...``
  • Angelo Savelli, NY 1954

     

    “Everywhere I saw burning fire. And I realized was there that I had to stay.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``We must dispel the fear...``
  • Angelo Savelli from: PAC – Contemporary Art Pavilion,

    26.10.1984 – 25.11.1984 Letter from Milena Milani
    The cover painter Angelo Savelli

    Informatore Libraio XI, n.10. October 1981

    “We must dispel the fear of losing what we know and love,
    and convince ourselves that we need to abandon
    it all for reasons which are essentialto our life journey –
    Why be scared of what is unknown and always ponder upon
    where we are going to end up?”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``I love colors…``
  • “I love colors bright, resonant, full, gloomy and dark
    like the sea of the Gulf of Saint Eufemia during a storm.
    Looking out onto the sea was when I first experienced the joy of colour;
    I remember it as if it were yesterday. At the time, I wasn’t even tall
    enough to peer above the iron railing of my terrace; I would place my
    head between the bars and stare, never tiring of the view. I like scary,
    mysterious hues, like those carried by the wind from the Stromboli volcano,
    or the tender, idyllic colors of the four walls of the room in which I was born.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``White was inside of me...``
  • “White was inside of me. I didn’t look for it. It came to find me.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``I was born physically
 in Pizzo di Calabria...``
  • “I was born physically in Pizzo di Calabria.
    In Rome above all spiritually.
    Rome has formed me and keeps forming me
    as a painter and a man – a man and a painter.
    For me there are no boundaries when sincerity
    is the foundation. I consider right and necessary
    the experience in its cosmic meaning and not as more experience.
    I can say that with strength and love I devote myself almost
    entirely to painting, and I work as though in a previous life
    I had already been a painter and I had now to improve
    what I have already done. Certainly, with innate confidence,
    in my next life I will continue to love with the same strength.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``I have the courage...``
  • Pecci Museum (Prato – Italy) 1995
    Charta catalog

     

    “I have the courage and the energy to ask
    my inner God to change the course of my life (wrongly)
    directed by my own thoughts. I now want all I deserve
    to reach the peak.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``Equanimity...``
  • Gli Olivi – April 17, 1994
    Written by that character called devil
    The most innocent Angel

     

    Equanimity means to welcome the time that brings positive novelties,
    even if it brings unexpected news, destructive of vital energies,
    with equal mood and distance to reach the equilibrium and
    the serenity desired by every human being.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``As for me I think...``
  • Angelo Savelli
 Pecci Museum, Prato 1995

     

    “As for me I think white isn’t colour
    it becomes a colour if it is put together with the other
    colour the rainbow; so I will call it “endlessness”,
    the wandering in the space which borders on immensity,
    fleeing beyond bounds and for the spectator it becomes
    a way of finding himself free to communicate to observe,
    to think and be stimulated to meditate which leads to peace of mind.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``A new project...``
  • “A new project, a new plan, or a new idea give hope and strength.
    Men who gravitate towards what is constantly new and walk towards
    the future live in great harmony with nature and, little by little,
    discover an inner state of happiness. Young people who follow their
    personal ambition and give their all are to be commended and encouraged.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``The spirit of the devil...``
  • “The spirit of the devil after an eternity of injustices
    declares its absolute innocence.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``I'd like people to remember 
that I am from Pizzo...``
  • The Maestro Angelo Savelli
    interviewed by Pino Nano – R.A.I. journalist

    “I’d like people to remember that I am from Pizzo.
    Although I lived in New York, I’d like people to remember that I am from Pizzo.
    New York, of course, gave me the spirit and the strength to express the impossible.
    The ‘impossible’ for me was receiving the color white.
    I did not find white; it came to me.
    It manifested itself and I did not recognize it, but I welcomed it
    without knowing it would have given me so much.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``It’s as if my eyes had...``
  • “It’s as if my eyes had a very fine point,
    and they want to penetrate, penetrate inside.
    To see, to hear, to love.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``The mind...``
  • Angelo Savelli from: Vittorio Biasi,
    Stati del Bianco,
    Ed. Stampa Alternativa, Rome 1994

    “The mind knows well it must stay out
    of the creative action induced from inside
    that knows everything without knowing anything.”

    Angelo Savelli

  • ``Even if I don't use the colours anymore...``
  • Angelo Savelli from: L’Italia d’America,
    Ritratto di Angelo Savelli
    (a documentary on his life)
    Rai Corporation

     

    “Even if I don’t use the colours anymore…
    I always love to look at them.
    And of course I also like to look at the painters who use them.

    Angelo Savelli