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Alberto Burri

1915, Citta di Castello, Italy – 1995, Nice, France

 

White S – 64, 1964

Mixed media on Masonite, 38 x 92 cm

Acquisition: Donation, 1966

Reference: 01078

 

Burri’s arrangement with the National Committee for Fine Arts in Rome, and especially good relations with gallery owner and painter Mario Penelope, concluded in receiving Buri’s painting. Onward communication with the artist was continued via mail.

Biography

Alberto Burri (12 March 1915 – 13 February 1995) was an Italian visual artist, painter, sculptor, and physician based in Città di Castello. He is associated with the matterism of the European informal art movement and described his style as a polymaterialist. He had connections with Lucio Fontana’s spatialism and, with Antoni Tàpies, an influence on the revival of the art of post-war assembly in America (Robert Rauschenberg) as in Europe.

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1933, Modena, Italy

 

Italian Landscape 2, 1975

Color photography on paper, 24 x 36cm

Edition: inscribed b.l. Italian Landscape; b.r. Franco Fontana 75

Acquisition: Donation by the artist

Reference: 03080

1936, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blue Painting 2, 1969

Oil on canvas, 138 x 200cm

Acquisition: Donation

Reference: 01824

1927, Rome, Italy – 2005, Perugia, Italy

 

Untitled 1, 1976

Silk-screen print on paper, 51 х 66см. | Untitled 2, 1974, silkscreen on paper, a.p., 86x60cm

Edition: 51/66; inscription b.l. 51/66, b.r. Piero Dorazio 1976

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 02369

 

Biography

Piero Dorazio was an Italian painter. His work was related to color field painting, lyrical abstraction and other forms of abstract art.

Dorazio was born in Rome. His father was a civil servant, while his mother was interested in history and art. Dorazio attended Julius Caesar Lyceum (high school) in Rome. The family fled to their homeland province of Abruzzo in 1943. After the war, Dorazio worked briefly as a translator for the British Army and then studied architecture at the University of Rome.

He was influenced by futurists such as Gino Severini, Antonio Corpora, Enrico Prampolini, and Giacomo Balla, attracting him to painting. An aversion to their right-wing views pushed him to align instead with left-leaning artists like Renato Guttuso. Along with Pietro Consagra, Achille Perilli, and Giulio Turcato, he helped formulate a manifesto and establish a group of abstract artists in 1947 called Forma I. Although imbued with socialist leanings, the group did not follow the realist social commentary furthered by Guttuso but proposed to reclaim abstraction from Futurism. In 1947 Dorazio won a prize and a stipend from the French government to study at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris.

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1932, Taranto, Italy – 2018, Rome, Italy

 

Cube, 1966

plastic, acrylic perspex, 40 x 38 x 38 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01866

1918, Catanzaro, Italy – 2006, Milan, Italy 

 

The Great Lovers, 1972

Lithograph on paper, 48,5 х 66 cm

Inscription: b.r. Rotella /72; on the reverse: The great lovers Rotella

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 02850

 

Biography

Domenico “Mimmo” Rotella (Catanzaro, 7 October 1918 – Milan, 8 January 2006) was an Italian artist considered an important figure in post-war European art. Best known for his works of décollage and psychogeographics, made from torn advertising posters. He was associated with the Ultra-Lettrists an offshoot of Lettrism and later was a member of the Nouveau Réalisme, founded in 1960 by the art critic Pierre Restany.

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1940, Padua, Italy

 

Macedonia, 1976

oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 02351

1906, Udine, Italy – 1983, Padua, Italy

 

Seating Nude, 1954

Bronze, 30 х 18 х 20 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00317

 

1906, Florence, Italy – 1998, Rome, Italy 

 

Composition 2, 1962

Oil on canvas, 97 х 130 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00290

1914, Milan, Italy – 2002, Rome, Italy

 

Bronzeto 4/12 “Impronta Severa”, 1952

Bronze, 11 x 11 x 2,5 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00316