(Udine 1912–1976 Zurich) “Torneo”, signed, dated Afro 65, on the stretcher dated, titled 1965 Torneo, mixed media with oil, gouache, on paper, laid down on canvas, 105 x 155 cm, framed, (PP)
“I’m not a painter, who approaches the canvas with an idea in his mind and realizes it. Every painting has its on way of arising, living and ending. Some canvases are created by an immediate impulse and created quickly; others have endless maturations, and go through long torments and in the end the result is completely different.” Afro
Provenance: Galleria Il Patio, Ravenna (label on the reverse); Private Collection, Italy
Exhibitions: Darmstadt, Afro, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, March-April 1969, cat. no. 66, page 146 with ill.; Berlin, Afro, Nationalgalerie der Staatlichen Museen Preußischen Kulturbesitzes, May - June 1969; Ferrara, Afro, Palazzo dei Diamanti, December 1969 - January 1970, cat. no.134 with ill.; Tenero-Locarro, Afro, itinerario astratto - opere 1948–1975, Galleria Matasci, October 1989; Verona, Afro, itinerario astratto - opere 1948–1975, Galleria dello Scudo, November 1989, no. 21 with ill. (texts by L. Caramel/G. Cortenova/F. D’Amico/ E. Steingraber); Torino, Afro, itinerario astratto - opere 1948–1975, Galleria Nuova Gissi, December 1989 - January 1990; Ravenna, Afro a Ravenna: opere su carta grafica, arazzi e mosaici, Museo Nazionale San Vitale e Casa Farini, June - September 1991, Exhibition catalogue page 35, nr. 11 with ill. (texts by M. Calvesi, F. Tedeschi); Catania Afro - la natura del presente 1936–1975, Monastero dei Benedettini, March - April 1992, Exhibition catalogue with ill.; Padova, Afro, Galleria Dante Vecchiato, October - November 1997
Literature: C. Brandi, Afro, Editalia, Rome, 1977, no. 241, page 199 with ill.
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