Contemporary Painting Franz Borghese Three Figures Oil on Canvas

Three figures

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Contemporary Painting Franz Borghese Three Figures Oil on Canvas

Three figures

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Contemporary Painting Franz Borghese Three Figures Oil on Canvas - Three figures


Three figures

Artist:  Franz Borghese (1941-2005)

Artwork title:  Tre figure

Age:  Contemporary , 20th Century / 1901 - 2000

Subject:  Human Figures

Artistic technique:  Painting

Technical specification:  Oil on Canvas

Description : Tre figure

Oil painting on canvas. Signed lower left. On the back there is a stamp of the historic Galleria Palmieri in Milan (now no longer existing). The work proposes the typical characters of Franz Borghese';s satirical painting: these are figures that recall, in gestures and clothes, the subjects of 1910, portrayed with almost caricatured, sarcastic features and poses. Borghese's production in fact, after an initial period characterized by a dark and deep, almost dramatic painting, from the 1700s turns into a painting of satire and sarcasm, accentuated by a bright chromatic palette, which aims in particular at the bourgeoisie of the turn of the century. The three figures in this work, two men and a lady, are depicted sideways as they walk in single file in their elegant street clothes: the serious expressions, the distant gazes, seem to underline mutual indifference, as well as the boredom and vacuity of their life, which contrast with the bright and lively colours. The work is presented in a frame.

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: 49
Width: 49
Depth: 4

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 30
Width: 30

Additional Information

Artist: Franz Borghese (1941-2005)

Born in Rome in 1941, Franz Borghese began to paint from the years of art school; in 1964 he founded the group and the homonymous magazine "Il Ferro di Cavallo" and in 1968 he held his first solo show. However, his success with Franz Borghese only took place from 1970 onwards, after a first exhibition at the Calibro in Rome and frequenting the Caffè Fassi where he met various chess players who would later be the protagonists of his paintings. Precisely the works of 1970, in fact, express the true art of Franz Borghese, with satirical and ironic representations of the bourgeoisie of the beginning of the century and the abandonment of the dark atmospheres of the first years of activity. His pictorial style is characterized by a bitter vein towards human weakness and by characters that recall the history of the beginning of the century. In the 70s Borghese also met Salvatore Fiume, with whom he painted together, in 1975, The condemnation of Christ; in the same period Borghese also began to devote himself to sculpture. Since then he began a long series of personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad, which made the painter's fame grow nationally and internationally until his premature death on December 16, 2005.



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.

20th Century / 1901 - 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: Painting

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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