Highlight to the general public an extraordinary Italian artist, one of the fathers of Europe, which operated mainly in France while loving his homeland - on his tomb he wanted the word "Alberto Magnelli, Florentine painter" - is the 'intent of the important shows that from June 9 to September 16, 2012 it was possible to see in Gaeta (LT).
Sponsored by the City of Gaeta, by the Cultural twentieth century and Monte-Carlo International Art, "Alberto Magnelli, works 1910-1970" - set up in the Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art "by John Gaeta" - has obtained the patronage of the Ministry of heritage and Culture, the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Lazio, Lazio Region, the Province of Latina and the Chamber of Commerce in Latin America. The exhibition is divided into six main sections stat - that trace the various phases of the artist - a total of one hundred sixty-four works on display, including paintings, drawings, collages, linocuts.
Alberto Magnelli (Florence 1888 - Meudon 1971) was not limited to the following abstract art, helped to perfect it. A natural path which soon led him to abandon the elegant figurines (as in this beautiful portrait of masculine shoulders or female nudes) of anni'10 and '20s to explore techniques and forms that lead him to be placed in close relationship Gris and Matisse. The initial meeting with the Futurists, collaborations with daily newspapers, the "Voice" and "Lacerba", and finally the journey and the stay in Paris, and Cubism, the Fauves, Abstraction-Création. Magnelli absorbs from any source intellectual of the period, but never ingabbiarsi in no movement. For this you think of him as one of the great solitary figures of Italian art. And after the "lyrical explosion," and the "imaginary realism" of the twenties arrives abstraction to which you devote from 1935 for the rest of his life. An abstract forms characterized by mothers included in a geometric order in the service of expression, rhythm of solids and voids, colors and shades (Composition, 1937). In the aftermath of World War II Magnelli was now internationally recognized as an undisputed master of abstraction.