Alberto Magnelli

Alberto Magnelli (Firenze 1888-Parigi 1971)

Alberto Magnelli approached painting in 1907, studied the works of Matisse and the Futurist painters. In fact, from 1911 he had contact with the Futurists. In 1914, during a trip to Paris, he attended Matisse's studio. Through this stay he discovered Cubist painting and got to know Max Jacob, Apollinaire, Picasso, Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, and Alexandre Archipenko. From the same year his painting took on an increasingly abstract style, leading the following year to completely abstract works. Between 1931 and 1934 he produced the series of paintings called "Pierres," related to the vision of Carrara marble quarries. In 1938 he exhibited at Galleria il Milione in Milan together with Hans Arp, Domela, Vasilij Vasil'evič Kandinsky, Seligmann, Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Paule Vézelay. He participated in the most important international exhibitions of Abstract Art as well as in the Venice Biennials, Quadriennali in Rome and Documenta in Kassel, and exhibited in Paris, Hamburg, Berlin, Oslo, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Liège, London, Dublin, Strasbourg, Innsbruck, Essen, Zurich, Basel, Geneva, São Paulo, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brussels, Eindhoven and New York, among others, with major retrospectives.


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