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20th Century Venice Painting Tempera on Canvas by Armando Santi

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Armando Santi (1925 - 2015) Venice Tempera on canvas, 87 x 77 cm Frame 105.5 x 95.5 cm Signed lower left: A. Santi "A pulsating, incisive, dynamic painting, sometimes as strong as a punch in the stomach, but nevertheless intense and communicative, capable of surprising and asking questions." The canvas in question is the work of Armando Santi, one of the most beloved protagonists of figurative painting of the twentieth century. Originally from Tuscany, precisely from Volterra, a place whose accent he will always maintain, after having trained at the Volterra School of Art and the Academy of Florence, he moved to Biella, where he remained until his death. Here he taught for a long time at the city art school. His art documents ever-changing research and extremely vital writing. Intense, communicative and pulsating, his works are characterized by great incisiveness, the result of a decisive sign capable of translating rapid intuition into a series of vibrant and energetic images. His artistic career has undergone continuous evolutions: from the first academic drawings, to Mondine, oil on canvas that won the competition of the Ente Risi di Vercelli in 1649, from the Futurist paintings with geometric spaces and moving figures, to the suggestive nocturnal of the Madonna of Oropa, up to the large canvases of social theme, with dark tones and dark with some red touches. Around '68, in the midst of social protests, he creates strong compositions, like malnourished children, of a raw drama, perhaps a reminder of the painter's experience, during his adolescence, in a Polish concentration camp. To then arrive at a canvas like the one presented here, with the most laughing and ringing palette, dedicated to the beauty of Venice, a widespread subject in the painter's production, we recall those dedicated to the carnival. The Don Quixote series is well known. In dark and dark tones with some red touches. Around '68, in the midst of social protests, he creates strong compositions, like malnourished children, of a raw drama, perhaps a reminder of the painter's experience, during his adolescence, in a Polish concentration camp. To then arrive at a canvas like the one presented here, with the most laughing and ringing palette, dedicated to the beauty of Venice, a widespread subject in the painter's production, we recall those dedicated to the carnival. The Don Quixote series is well known. In dark and dark tones with some red touches. Around '68, in the midst of social protests, he creates strong compositions, like malnourished children, of a raw drama, perhaps a reminder of the painter's experience, during his adolescence, in a Polish concentration camp. To then arrive at a canvas like the one presented here, with the most laughing and ringing palette, dedicated to the beauty of Venice, a widespread subject in the painter's production, we recall those dedicated to the carnival. The Don Quixote series is well known. To then arrive at a canvas like the one presented here, with the most laughing and ringing palette, dedicated to the beauty of Venice, a widespread subject in the painter's production, we recall those dedicated to the carnival. The Don Quixote series is well known. To then arrive at a canvas like the one presented here, with the most laughing and ringing palette, dedicated to the beauty of Venice, a widespread subject in the painter's production, we recall those dedicated to the carnival. The Don Quixote series is well known. In 2015 the city of Biella dedicated a large exhibition to the painter, to remember and celebrate his 70 years of activity. The painting depicts a view of the Grand Canal. You can recognize the two bell towers and the two large domes of the church of Santa Maria della Salute, near the Punta della Dogana. The foreshortening is rendered with rapid and pounding brushstrokes of different shades of blue and gray, which return a chiaroscuro and full of mystery atmosphere.

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    Height: 37.8 in. (96 cm)Width: 41.74 in. (106 cm)Depth: 2.37 in. (6 cm)
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    20th Century
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
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    Milan, IT
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    1stDibs: LU5918226617482

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