Exposition Art Blog: Italian Modern Art Fausto Pirandello

Italian Modern Art Fausto Pirandello

Fausto Pirandello (17 June 1899 – 30 November 1975) was an Italian painter belonging to the modern movement of the Scuola romana (Roman School). He was the son of Nobel laureate Luigi PirandelloAfter a short experience in Paris, where he met the most important artistic personalities of the time between 1920 and 1930, Pirandello entered the movement of Scuola Romana, distinguishing himself for originality and solitary exploration. His painting tends towards a quotidian realism manifested at times in the more unpleasant and pitiless aspects of life, expressed through a dense and thorny pictorial matter. His vision is an intellectualist one, which however translates even the most brutal naturalist datum into a sort of magic realism with an archaic and metaphysical taste.Pirandello's style goes from cubism, to tonalism, to realist-expressionist forms: Important in this period was his participation to the activities of literary magazine "Corrente di Vita". Pirandello's work became an impressive testimony of a poet who interpreted in painting the analysing and psychological spirit of his father Luigi.Pirandello changed his style around the 1950s, re-absorbing influences from the cubists (i.e., Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso), and thus living the troubled and difficult phase affecting the whole Italian painting art, between "realism" and "neocubism", yet achieving through the deformations of an expressionist approach, original formal solutions in between abstraction and figuration His paintwork sought a new definition, with a strong reference to a cubist syntax in the colour tassellations and in those compositions where the narrative datum gradually loses importance.
He exhibited widely, during the whole course of his artistic life, with displays at the various Biennales at the Roman Quadriennales, and personal expos at the Galleria della Cometa, Galleria del Secolo, Gallery of Rome. Among those after World War II, noticeable were his anthological exhibition at Ente Premi Roma in 1951, the persona of 1955 at the Catherine Viviano Gallery of New York City and the personal at "Nuova Pesa " of Rome in 1968.Wikipedia

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