Lorenzo Mattotti’s Unique Visual Language

Xiao Lyu
Illustration (School of Graduate Studies)

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Lorenzo Mattotti’s Unique Visual Language
Contributor Names
Lyu, Xiao (Author)
Reitschel, Barbara (Thesis advisor)
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Illustration (Degree granting institution)
Degree Information
M.A. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York 2024
Department: Illustration (School of Graduate Studies)
Advisor: Barbara Reitschel
Committee member: Brendan Leach
Lorenzo Mattotti, one of the essential Italian illustrators and cartoonists and also recognized as one of the most outstanding international exponents of art today, was born in Brescia, Lombardy, Italy, on January 24, 1954. Now he is living and working in Paris, France. Different from artists who usually do their works in a single personal style, Lorenzo Mattotti has various illustration styles and is especially famous for those dynamic shapes and vibrant colors painted with oil pastels, colored pencils, and acrylics. However, he can still keep his distinct personal characteristics to achieve the narrative he wanted to express in his artworks when keeping a delicate balance between different schools from different periods. Therefore, he is considered an artist who is equally concerned with complex imagery and sharp storytelling. This research paper will study Lorenzo Mattotti’s illustration style and analyze his visual language, which is mainly executed with traditional media, focusing on the variety of Lorenzo Mattotti’s illustrations and the relationship between his abstract or concrete visual languages and various schools, to explore what they bring to his art which made him achieve his two extremes: high-level storytelling and drawing that suggests unique emotions and why they matter in today’s field of illustration.
Mattotti, Lorenzo, 1954-
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Lyu, X. (2024). Lorenzo Mattotti’s Unique Visual Language [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/156011
Lyu, Xiao. Lorenzo Mattotti’s Unique Visual Language. 2024. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository, https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/156011
Lyu, Xiao. "Lorenzo Mattotti’s Unique Visual Language." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2024. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/156011