1918 - 2015
The pictorial inspiration of the artist Tatì Angelo starts in school age.
"Every time that teacher went out from the classroom, I went to the
whiteboard and I began to draw with chalk. When teacher came into
the classroom was impressed and instead of getting me in
punishments, she invited me to teach how to draw to my classmates".
Since he was a young man he emigrated to Australia, where he
worked as aeronautical engineer, then he came back to Sicily
devoting himself to painting in an exclusive manner. However, in the
land of kangaroos,Tatì succeeds equally to express his art in an
Anglican church, where he entrusted with the restoration works.
Moreover, in Australia, Tatì ended his studies getting the Diploma of
the third artistic secondary school, even if subsequently, but later he
felt the regret of not having attended his studies till the last year of the
Not by chance, in his long old age, after brushes, paintings and colors,
his most dear "friends" were books, with a particular preference for
biographies of his distinguished colleagues, as Michelangelo and
Guttuso; but his inexhaustible intellectual curiosity brought him also to
the reading of the History publications and even treaties and codes of
Angelo Tatì's pictorial art is characterized by the strong and rigorous
realism, typical of the classics and, in particular, of Michelangelo.
Michelangelo realism was the main inspiring model for the painter
Instead, his favorite painter was Picasso among contemporaries
painters. The production of the Master Tatì is therefore mainly
consisting of still life, landscapes and portraits, in particular female
subjects with strong Mediterranean traits and giunoniche forms, which
were probably the external characteristics he appreciated more in a
woman. Then we have self-portraits in which the author portrays
himself as Saint Francesco or even Jesus Christ.
His art had gratifying awards such as the Acireale "Christmas Art" in
1989, the title of "Art Master" in 1990, "David d'Oro" in Prato (FI) and
'"Oscar d'Oro" in Andalusia in 1991.
You can find his name also in the prestigious "Elite" catalog, which
contains the best contemporary Italian painting. The review contained
in this catalog about him and signed by the meacenas Lucia Rocca it
describes Angelo Tatì as "a quiet painter, a painting author that
reflects the images of a world that, is disappearing day after day. His
use of light and color is an expression of art that has no borders".