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Abstract Composition, 1962

Alberto Magnelli

Print : Screen Print, etching 21.7 x 27.8 x 0 inch


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Alberto Magnelli, Abstract Composition

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Abstract Composition is an original serigraphy realized by Alberto Magnelli in 1962. The artwork is hand-signed in pencil on the lower right margin. Edition of 75 prints. Alberto Magnelli (1888-1971) was an Italian painter. He was an autodidact and in his studies, he focused especially on the Tuscan painting style of the 14th and 15th century. In 1914, he met A. Palazzeschi, G. Apollinaire, M. Jacob, F. Léger and P. Picasso in Paris. In the same period, he realized mostly still lifes and extremely simplified compositions, as well as his earliest abstract artworks, characterized by vivid and flat colors. In 1931, he moved to Paris and dedicated himself exclusively to Abstractionism, based on a rigorous synthesis between contraposition and interaction of curvilinear and rectilinear forms. Magnelli is among the most important exponents of contemporary art. A relevant nucleus of his artistic production is preserved at the Gallery of Modern Art in Florence.
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Print: Screen Print, etching
Dimensions cm inch
21.7 x 27.8 x 0 inch
Not framed
Numbered and limited to 75 copies
1 copy available
Work sold with an invoice from the gallery and a certificate of authenticity
Hand-signed by artist




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Alberto Magnelli

Alberto Magnelli

Italy • Born in: 1888

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Born in 1888 in Florence, Alberto Magnelli spent most of his life in France, where he died years later in 1971. Due to his past in Italy, he retained a passion for Rennaissance painters and got the opportunity to rub shoulders with Italian futurists. Completely self-taught, as his art was influenced by his encounters. Attached to the avant-guard modern art in Paris, he gradually turned towards abstraction, 1915 onwards.

Magnelli's forms on the canvases protect one another and the plans alternate sparingly. One can see the synthetic strokes made up of smooth figures where geometry doesn't exist. Clear and pure colors that mingle with complete abstraction of shapes and provide rigor to the canvas.

Alberto Magnelli is going to push abstraction to its culmination, depriving his paintings of a title, therefore there won't be the slightest connotation or any hints of information. Complete abstraction, summarized by maximal simplification of objects and shapes. This ambition has made Alberto Magnelli the first Italian artist to explore the resources and non-figurative vocabulary.

He uses several types of mediums, ranging from gouache to stuck paper.

Alberto Magnelli's abstractions were presented several times in France, especially at the Centre d'Art La Malmaison in Cannes and the Musée des Beaux-arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Find this artist and many more in our collection of works from the Lyrical Abstraction movement.

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