Francesco Somaini

1926, Lomazzo, Italy – 2005, Como, Italy


Composition 80 (Tale of Dawn), 1961

Bronze, 57 х 43 х 30 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Rference: 00318



Francesco Somaini was born in Lomazzo (Como) on 6 August 1926. He attended Giacomo Manzù’s courses at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera and debuted in 1948 at the National Exhibition of Figurative Arts, promoted by the Quadrennial of Rome. He graduated in law at the Pavia University in 1949. And in 1950, he took part in the Venice Biennale for the first time. After a period of reflection upon the experiences of the international contemporary sculpture, he became interested in abstractionism and, in the mid-1950s, achieved an autonomy of language with sculptures realized in “ferric conglomerate” (Canto ApertoForza del nascere), art work that marked his entrance in the Concrete Art Movement (MAC) and preluded the great informal period.

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