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The first themes addressed by Archetti concerned the analysis of the landscape as space and as Eden: it was a search for possible worlds.
At the end of the seventies the theme was enriched with female figures: the woman, often the wife, appears as an emblem of poetry, joy of life and restlessness and will become the guiding theme of all artistic production.

In the 1980s the comparison with the past began: Archetti entered it with awareness to discover the present, rereading the history of art to update it.

At the beginning of the 1990s, Archetti's investigation developed the theme of time dominating man: the artist built his images on walls that tell ancient stories and then destroyed them and subsequently recreated order.

In Archetti's work there is an alternation and fusion of informal and figurative, of feeling and reason. The paintings sometimes tend to complete themselves in sequences: it is the idea that expands whereby each painting, in addition to its own autonomous life, also becomes part of the whole. Archetti rediscovers the archaic forms of writing, the diary pages, the amazement that comes from niches and hinged openings, books full of ancient references and mysterious shapes. At the end of the millennium, in some ways full of dark aspects, Archetti was inspired by the essence of the knowledge of the world and the meaning of life of two great characters: Federico Fellini and Piero della Francesca. Characters who are very distant in time, but close in the subtle game of glances that refer to other possible worlds.

In 2000, an explosion of color occurred in Archetti: the theme was Towards the Golden Age, which tends to summarize the unimaginable and heavenly that each of us would like to happen. It is a period of extreme freedom in the line, in the color mixture, in the thicknesses, in the shapes. We are beyond reality, in which the figures no longer deal with the past, but with the current world and with themselves. Then follows the theme “Symphonies”. Archetti, in the introduction to the 2002 catalogue, writes: "symphonies" are colors that chase each other, that overlap, they are white clouds, they are women who detach themselves from gold.

Symphonies are stories to tell. They are falling leaves, they are light blue spheres, they are the colors of the sky, but also of the earth and the sea and the bottom of the sea.

From 2005 to 2007 he enriched the content of his works by recounting excerpts from Infinite exhibited in the volume “Frammenti d'Infinito”. They are works that chase spaces, lights, voids, silences, dreams.

In 2008 the theme of infinity merges into Riflessi d'Infinito: atmospheres full of splendour. It is an exchange of energy between the subjects (figures or elements) and the world around them. They are reflections that bounce and seem to come from very far away. The reflections of infinity also bring winds of gold: material flows of gold thrown from above, full of positivity and optimism and contain a clear protest against those forms of art that force negative dynamics.

Since 2010 he has addressed the theme of the journey told in the book "And people go".
In 2012 he published a new book "And people go": in this collection of paintings, alternating with writings and two short stories, humanity is seen traveling towards distant destinations amid unexpected events, lights and shadows.
In 2013 you published “Signs that tell dreams”: a journey into the informal.
In 2015 you published “Dreams on paper” in which the cards are inebriated with Art and Art helps to… travel.
In 2017 he published “Pioggia d'finizione”: a collection of works that allows the mind to rest, to get lost, to lift itself up.
In 2020 she created a video “Luminous Equilibrium”: it is a search for aesthetic and interior balance.

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