If Luce were a painting…
Our series on artistic pairings with Tenuta Luce’s wines continues. After matching Lucente with Roy Lichtenstein’s “Sunrise”, it’s now the turn of Luce.
Luce is Tenuta Luce’s icon wine. It’s a wine capable of showing the perfect balance between the elegance of Sangiovese and the power of Merlot. This is why we thought of pairing it with the paintings of Giorgio De Chirico and in particular with the series “Piazze d’Italia”.
De Chirico is one of the most important Italian masters of the 20th Century, and one of the most prominent artists worldwide. In the paintings of the “Piazze d’Italia” series there’s a reference to classicism, in the image of the neoclassic sculpture always featured in these paintings, as well as in the Renaissance-looking perspective. At the same time there’s a representation of the modern era too, which in some cases is represented, for instance, by a steam locomotive. It’s like with Tenuta Luce’s Sangiovese and Merlot.
Light, in the paintings of De Chirico, is based on strong contrasts: it’s a summer, strong light; the sun, even when projecting a very precise shadow, is high on the horizon, just like the sun in the summer months when the grapes ripen in the vineyards. And even though contrary to Luce, it’s all about strong contrasts, there’s the same sense of overall balance that you can notice in this wine.