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Oil on canvas cardboard. Signed lower left. After his childhood spent in Spain, his native country, Geneva and Paris, in 1940 Xavier Bueno moved to Italy, in Fiesole, where he joined with his brother Antonio, Pietro Annigoni and Gregorio Sciltian. to the group of "Modern Painters of Reality", whose manifesto proposed an "objective" observation of truth, of nature and its faithful reproduction as possible. The experience of the Spanish civil war first and then the Italian one increasingly directed the artist towards a realism linked to reasons of strong social content. 1953 represented an important turning point for Xavier's career: it was the year of his explicit adherence to the poetics of socialist realism, an adhesion that came after a personal itinerary that saw him practicing "committed" painting since the pre-war period, with a clear advance on art of the Italian left. Another fundamental stage in Xavier's career was the trip to Brazil in 1954: the artist returned from this experience full of enthusiasm and with a series of inks whose main protagonists are children, teenagers, laborers. From this moment on, the theme of childhood became more and more recurrent, little by little the characters were portrayed motionless, in a sort of unreal fog, devoid of even depth, of perspective rigor, in which they emerge as evoked. The work presented here belongs to this production. Between 1959 and 1964 Xavier created the cycle of "Children", suffering images and melancholy symbolic works of a humiliated and oppressed humanity, which the artist presented at the "España libre" exhibition. His technique also underwent an evolution, which led him to seek a thickening of the material, thickened by the addition of sand to the paint; the use of collage, already experimented by him in still lifes, became conspicuous also in the figurative-portraiture field. The material of his paintings became such as to come to define them "fresco on canvas". Work presented in frame.
Pier 12, 2014
Pier 12, 2014
Oil painting on canvas. Signature and date in the lower right corner. Further signature and title on the back. Alessandro Papetti was born and studied in Milan where he currently works. He began to exhibit his works in the 80s. He exhibits both in Italian and foreign galleries, in Europe and in the United States. Since 1995 he has been working between Milan and Paris. Papetti's artistic production is divided into main themes: he painted a series of portraits during the 80s-90s, then he dedicated himself to the finds, the industrial archaeology and the water cycle in the 21st century. Lastly, he painted landscapes, interiors and a series of shipyards. This painting belongs to the last works. Industrial harbors, big boats and ships depicted in their greatness and fragility with frenetic and mushy brush strokes. Presented in frame.