C. Barbieri Female Work Italy 1954 ca.

Large Painting, 1954 ca.

Code :  ARARNO0076630

C. Barbieri Female Work Italy 1954 ca.

Large Painting, 1954 ca.

Code :  ARARNO0076630

C. Barbieri Female Work Italy 1954 ca. - Large Painting, 1954 ca.


Large Painting, 1954 ca.

Artist:  Contardo Barbieri (1900-1966)

Artwork title:  Il Lavoro Femminile

Age:  XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

Subject:  Human Figures

Origin:  Italia

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : Il Lavoro Femminile

In the foreground, a group of female figures is depicted, in which there is only one male figure, however relegated to the background. On the right are two girls facing each other, the one further away is drawing, while the one seen from behind, at whose feet a cat is sitting, is intent on painting on a canvas placed on an easel. He is observing the model to be portrayed: two young girls dressed in old-fashioned clothes, one seated, semi-dressed in a long white cloak which also covers her head and her partner, kneeling in front of a basket full of fruit and vegetables. Alongside another small group, more heterogeneous. A young woman dressed in white is watching a little girl who seems to be running towards the girl on the far right, dressed in country clothes and carrying a basket of fruit under her arm. Among these, leaning against a tree, there is a woman also dressed in a peasant style who holds a small skin in her hands, next to her the only male figure supports himself on a shepherd's stick. In the background a natural landscape with a hilly profile, dotted with trees, but also with characters caught in rural activities such as harvesting and sowing. Immersed in nature there are also rural houses, but also industrial buildings with tall chimneys and more modern constructions, such as the mighty arch, which almost acts as an architectural backdrop on the left of the painting. Signed “C. Barbers” on the right.

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Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 212
Width: 312
Depth: 4

Additional Information

Artist: Contardo Barbieri (1900-1966)

Age: XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

The twentieth century is characterized by the prevalence of the bourgeoisie over the working class and by the discovery that life continues to be a struggle for survival and to improve its quality. Technological progress, instead of favoring this development, becomes an instrument of mechanization and drying up of man, who needs to look for a "soul supplement" and new forms to express it. Therefore, a whole series of artistic currents are born that create works expressing the interiority of man, which evoke reality from within rather than represent it, and depict it using, freely, shapes and colors. We therefore have Decadentism with Art Nouveau, Matisse and Braque's Fauvism, Picasso's Cubism, then Expressionism with Munch, Kandinskij's Abstractionism and Metaphysical painting by Carrà and De Chirico. There are numerous currents and groups of artists and intellectuals who use Art as a Manifesto of their thought, often also with a political connotation.
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Subject: Human Figures

Artistic technique: Pittura

La pittura è l'arte che consiste nell'applicare dei pigmenti a un supporto come la carta, la tela, la seta, la ceramica, il legno, il vetro o un muro. Essendo i pigmenti essenzialmente solidi, è necessario utilizzare un legante, che li porti a uno stadio liquido, più fluido o più denso, e un collante, che permetta l'adesione duratura al supporto. Chi dipinge è detto pittore o pittrice. Il risultato è un'immagine che, a seconda delle intenzioni dell'autore, esprime la sua percezione del mondo o una libera associazione di forme o un qualsiasi altro significato, a seconda della sua creatività, del suo gusto estetico e di quello della società di cui fa parte.

Technical specification: Oil on canvas

The oil painting is a painting technique using powder pigments mixed with bases in inert and oils.

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