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Fausto Pirandello, Donne allo specchio
Type
Painting
Subject
Figurative
 
 
 
Date
1935
Material and technique
oil on panel
 
 
 
Measurements
95 x 75,5 cm
Compiler
Antonio Del Guercio
 
 
 
Description
Two women seen in profile turn their faces and bodies towards a mirror that reflects a third person who is not shown directly. The total “ordinariness” of the interior scene, which is clearly working-class, is underlined by the two women’s clothes and by their almost passive immobility, which strengthens the radical absence of any idea of “posing”.
The work was painted in 1935 and is very important in the career of this leading painter The simplicity of the scene and the spontaneous naturalness of the composition are embodied in dense and solid matter, which is one of the essential features of Pirandello’s contribution to the artistic scene between the two wars.
Donne allo specchio
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