Giovanni Petrella Battista



 




Short Currículo Vitae and Other Activities
March 2007

Born on January 1st, 1944, in the city of Bari, Ceglie del Campo sector, of the Puglia Region in Italy. Based in Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela, since January 17, 1961.
Married to Lady Maria, tenderly called ¿Mariuccia¿ Cacciatore.
Father of three children: Gianfranco G., Giuseppe ¿Pino¿ and Enzo, all of them professionals in: Business Administration; Master Baker , baker and filmmaker respectively.

¿Free Expression Artistic Drawing¿ with pencil and charcoal on notebook paper (which were the least expensive elements and instruments after World War II, from the age of three (Ceglie del Campo in the city of Bari, Puglia Region, Italy).

¿Enamel painting¿ on the surface of plaster surface statues at the age of four under the surveillance and direction of his father, Giuseppe (Italy)
¿Free Expression Watercolor Painting¿, since the age of five (Italy)
¿Artistic Free Expression Enamel Painting on canvas and wood¿, since the age of seven (Italy)
¿Artistic Free Expression Oil Painting¿, since the age of ten and seven years old (Venezuela)
¿Artistic acrylic painting, pastels, crayons, tempera and other free expression combinations¿, since the age of five (Venezuela). All of his art works are considered to be under the style and movement of ¿POST-IMPRESSIONISM¿.
Most recently, influenced by the great masters of abstractionism, cubism, illusionism and surrealism, he paints on canvas and cardboard with vibrant colors to reach the ABSTRACT
In what refers to Exhibitions, he has participated in Group and Solo Shows besides participating in different scenarios such as Art Festivals and International Book Fairs as well as in exhibitions of the World of Bread.
He has exhibited his works regardless of the surface, in almost all regions of Venezuela and in many cities of several nations of the European and American continent.

¿DIGITAL PAINTER¿ since the moment he received devoted instruction in April, 2006 at the age of 62 from Professor LEONARDO DE CASTRO in the handling of digital tools in the software program <> thus accomplishing pictorial compositions as if these were traditional paintings, be them in the spiritual, practical or visual sense.

¿EBONIST¿ in the general media and expert on the different types of wood, and maker of all the useful tools for men in the styles of any époque of the Italian School, since the age of five, beginning with wood carving.

¿BAKER¿ since the age of five, with deep scientific and technological knowledge on the mysteries and enigmas of bread, based on the old and modern methods of elaboration of the product with new and current technology. General Director of PAN CALIFORNIA, at the Cecilio Acosta Street with the corner of 13th avenue in Maracaibo.

As baker he has occupied the Presidential post at the Association of Bakers and Pastry Men of the State of Zulia and of the Industrial Bread Federation of Venezuela ¿FEVIPAN¿ and he has been General Director of International Affairs for the Confederation of Bread Federations of the American Continent ¿CIPAN¿.
He invented the formula of the ¿PETRELLA BREAD¿ for diabetics, heart-illness patients and obesity patients ¿DIABECAROBS¿.
Founder of several Bakeries and Pastry Shops.
Advisor for the Universal Industry of Bread.

¿SCIENCE and NUTRITION¿, Honoris Causa Doctorate 1998, conferred by the AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE in the U.S.A.
¿HONORIS CAUSA PROFESSOR¿ at Universidad del Zulia ¿LUZ¿ Maracaibo, los Andes ¿ULA¿ in Mérida and advisor for the Alimentary Technical School at Universidad Central de Venezuela ¿UCV¿ in Caracas.
Member of the NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES in New York, USA.
Member of the AMERICA ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE in Washington, USA.
Honorary Member for the Academy of Medicine in the State of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

He founded MUSEO de ARTE CONTEMPORANEO de la Ciudad de MARACAIBO ¿MACZUL¿.
He founded the MGANUS CLASSROOM OF ESTADO ZULIA.


He currently performs as President and Director of the following institutions:
ASOCIACION PUGLIESE at ESTADO ZULIA; PROMOZULIA; ACLAMA; CAMARA DE TURISMO; CAMARA DE COMERCIO and SERVICIO ¿UCEZ¿; FUNDACION EDUCACION E INDUSTRIA ¿FUNDEI¿; CATEDRA INTERNACIONAL ABIERTA ¿ENRIQUE AUVERT SILVA¿ DE LUZ¿ and he is a member of the CAMARA DE COMERCIO DE MARACAIBO.

¿WRITER OF 32 BOOKS¿, whose titles cover a wide range of subjects dealing with BREAD and other derivates of wheat, corn and yucca. Resides other subjects of interest to the public dealing with culture, science, technology, sports, society, economy, politics, agriculture, tourism, others.
¿Writer of magazines and brochures¿ in several media published to a national and international level

Other items:
¿Writer of Opinion Columns¿, for different Daily Informative Newspapers, to a national and international level.

¿Reader of all kinds of classic, ancient and contemporary literature¿
¿Sportsman¿
¿Researcher in the subject of the Culture of Wheat and its Derivates¿
¿American Culture Researcher¿
¿Researcher of the Main American and Pre-Columbian Bread Meals¿.

¿Researcher of classical instrumental, lyric, folk and other types of music.

LECTURER: he imparts lectures on the subjects of DIABETES, CARDIOPATHY and OBESITY in different Medicine Congresses, held by the Medicine Faculty and School of Nutrition and Dieting at Universidad del Zulia ¿LUZ¿ and at the Medicine Academy of Estado del Zulia. Furthermore, h also gives out talks on several subjects for university students in their last years in order for them to prepare their final graduation thesis papers.

CATHEDRATIC: he imparts classes at the Sociology School of the Science Faculty at Universidad del Zulia, under the title: ¿CULTURAL IMPACT OF ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE REGION OF ZULIA AND VENEZUELA¿.

Awards and Honorary Titles:

AWARDED IN 14 OPPORTUNITIES with orders and honorary decorations by the governments in turn of Venezuela.

Honor decoration Order for ¿Work Merit¿ Second Class, National Government (President of the Republic) Caracas

Honor decoration Order for ¿Work Merit¿ First Class, National Government (President of the Republic) Caracas

Honor decoration ¿Maracaibo City¿ Order. First Class, Municipal Council (Sindaco) Maracaibo-Zulia

Honor decoration ¿Great Orinoco River Star¿ Order. First Class, Government of the State of Anzoátegui (Governor)

Honor decoration Order of ¿Saint Sebastian¿ First Class, Municipal Council, (Sindaco) Maracaibo-Zulia

Honor decoration Order to ¿Citizenship Merit¿, Legislation Meeting of Estado Zulia (State Presidency)

Honor decoration Order of ¿Saint Sebastian¿ First Class, Municipal Council (Sindaco, for the second time) Maracaibo-Zulia

Honor decoration ¿Maracaibo Lake¿ Order, First Class, Government of the State of Zulia (Governor)

Honor decoration Order of ¿Francisco de Miranda¿ First Class, Nacional Government (President of the Republic Dr. Rafael Caldera) Caracas (The highest in the civil order)

Honor decoration ¿Distinguished Person¿ Order. First Class, Municipal Council (Sindaco) from Zea the Guardian of Estado Mérida

Honor decoration ¿Button of Zulianity¿ First Class, Government of the State of Zulia (Governor) Maracaibo

Title:
HONORIS CAUSA Doctorate in ¿Science of Nutrition¿ from the American University of Sciences, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

Title:
HONORIS CAUSA Professor in Scientific Lecturing on ¿Alimentary Security and Agroindustrial Politics¿ from the Faculty of Economy Science at Universidad del Zulia ¿LUZ¿, Maracaibo-Venezuela

Title:
HONORIS CAUSA Professor in Sociological Lecturing: ¿THE CULTURAL IMPACT OF THE ITALIAN IMMIGRANT IN THE REGION OF ZULIA¿, From The Sociology School at the Science Faculty of Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo-Venezuela