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Behind Lino Dinetto's Holy Art

San José offers its visitors an intimate encounter with the region's most important religious contemporary art, by following the works of the master of color. During the mid 20th century in the River Plate, various artistic disciplines flourished. In Uruguay, plastic arts underwent a development unique to the era, and Lino Dinetto's presence in San Jose was no coincidence.
Dinetto was born in 1927 in the Padua province, in the Veneto region of Italy, and this had a transcendental influence in the use of color and modernism in his dynamic palettes that were groundbreaking for his day.

His distinct art left an impression on the residents of San José, since his valued legacy can be seen in the frescoes of the Cathedral of San José de Mayo, painted during the 50s.
These frescoes allowed Dinetto to spend four years in the capital of San José, and from his work came notoriety. Dinetto left his legacy in the Capilla del Huerto, in San José de Mayo, and in the Libertad church.

The artist returned to Europe in the 60s, where he created monumental works which resulted in him becoming one of the world's most influential contemporary religious artists. Different pontiffs have revered his work, making Dinetto a reference and favorite of the Holy See.
San José has since become a bridge to the secrets of the renaissance technique and contemporary culture envisaged through Dinetto’s artistic mastery.


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