F. Fedeli Mixed Technique on Hardboard Italy 1971

Material Contrast 1971

Code :  ARARCO0185159

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F. Fedeli Mixed Technique on Hardboard Italy 1971

Material Contrast 1971

Code :  ARARCO0185159

not available

F. Fedeli Mixed Technique on Hardboard Italy 1971 - Material Contrast 1971


Material Contrast 1971

Artist:  Francesco Fedeli (1811-1998)

Artwork title:  Contrasto materico

Age:  Contemporary , XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

Subject:  Abstract Composition

Origin:  Italia

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Mixed technique on board

Description : Contrasto materico

Mixed technique on board. Signed and dated lower centre. On the back there is a further signature, the title with the numbering 1/4 and the stamp and label of "Galleria dei Mille"in Milan. Francesco Fedeli was a draftsman and painter. If in the production of drawings his war correspondence stands out, in particular from the Russian front where he documented the life of the soldiers and the drama and sufferings of the Russian population with drawings that appeared in the main Italian newspapers and magazines, subsequently his painting turned towards abstract compositions, such as this one presented here.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, shows small signs of wear. We try to present the real state as fully as possible with photos. If some details are not clear from the photos, what is reported in the description will prevail.

Frame Size (cm):
Height: 83
Width: 93
Depth: 2,5

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 50
Width: 60

Additional Information

Artist: Francesco Fedeli (1811-1998)

Born in Milan in 1911, from the age of fifteen Francesco Fedeli attended the studios of P. Bossi and M. Broggi, to then become a pupil of Umberto Lilloni at the Brera Academy. He began to exhibit in 1931 and six years later entered a full title in the lively Milanese artistic scene with the first one-man show (Galleria Piccola Mostra, Milan). Thus began a brilliant and eclectic career, which not even the war could interrupt: destined for the Russian front as a painter-correspondent, Fedeli documented the life of the soldiers and the population with his drawings (published in the main Italian newspapers and the subject of numerous exhibitions after the war). Between 1945 and 1960 Francesco Fedeli taught painting and composition at the Scuola Superiore d'Arte Applicata (“Scuola del Castello”, Milan), continuing however with his pictorial production. In 1993 he curated the last solo exhibition and shortly after (following a banal cataract surgery) he lost the use of his sight. He died in Varese in 1998.



It is difficult to define what Contemporary Art is, because it does not correspond to a time period or to a unique and specific artistic current. According to the subdivision of art into historical periods, the period of Contemporary Art would begin in 1789, at the end of Modern Art, and with the introduction to that century, the nineteenth, which sees the appearance of a new and revolutionary, Photography, and that begins to search for a different way of looking at reality and representing it, in particular with Impressionism, which chooses to mediate the vision of reality with the filter of feelings that it evokes. On the other hand, the whole twentieth century is permeated by the rise of numerous pictorial currents, which try to interpret the demands of the present using new means of production and adapting to the times and ways of life and which filter reality through feelings, intimist visions. , metaphysical interpretations, generating different multiple pictorial currents. Therefore, many believe that contemporary art is that mode of artistic expression that tends to involve new means of expression that range from performance, photography, installation, video, digital processing, to text, thus starting from some currents. avant-garde of the twentieth century and reaching up to the present day. But be careful: to date, in any century, a wide representation of artists has never disappeared in artistic pictorial production who have chosen to remain faithful to the most traditional pictorial technique, as well as to the representation of reality in the most consistent and objective way possible, which therefore can be considered Contemporary only in a more temporal sense, that is because they lived in the last decades of the current historical period.

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: Abstract Composition

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: Mixed technique on board

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