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Type
Painting
Subject
Abstract
 
 
 
Date
1948-50
Material and technique
oil on canvas
 
 
 
Measurements
73 x 100 cm
Compiler
Antonio Del Guercio
 
 
 
Description
The industrial buildings are presented as pure geometric forms exalted by contrasts between ranges of pure colours - luminous whites, dull blues and dark reds.
The theme of two-dimensional representation, which would soon gain ground in his abstract works and which marks this painting with a radical abandonment of any illusion of perspective, is here turned into a clearly evident solution by Turcato. A certain material intensity of colour does however lend the forms a suggestion of weight.
This important work can be ascribed to the stage that began under the German occupation of Rome, during which Turcato shared with Vedova the studio vacated by Afro who had abandoned the city, and continued in the years immediately after 1944.
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