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Afro Libio Basaldella, Natura morta con caffettiera
Type
Painting
Subject
Still life
 
 
 
Date
1946
Material and technique
oil on canvas
 
 
 
Measurements
50 x 40 cm
Compiler
Antonio Del Guercio
 
 
 
Description
In this work – which, in its composition of everyday objects, reveals its descent from the modern tradition inaugurated by Cézanne – Afro directs his range of luminous colours towards new effects reminiscent of the great traditions of Venetian painting.
Painted in 1946, this work can be placed in the figurative culture typical of the late 1940s. The objects tend to be deconstructed along Cubist lines as is the case from Corrente onwards in the work of Afro’s peers, while his marked insistence on two-dimensional art indicates the artist’s subsequent choice to move towards abstract art.
Natura morta con caffettiera
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