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Giuseppe Capogrossi

Giuseppe Capogrossi

(Rome, 7 March 1900 – Rome, 9 October 1972)

He began to paint under the guidance of Felice Carena.
He was several times in Paris where his name was linked by the critique to the Roman school and to the tonal painting, but despite the contacts with the environment of Scipione and Mafai his painting departed for a requirement of compositional rigor and for the interest in the cubist decomposition.
In 1951 he participated in the foundation of the Roman group Origine and in 1952 he joined the Milan Space Group.
Abandoning every reference to the objective world, he conceived a space consciously structured by a sign of almost archetypal simplicity, always recognizable but repeated in continuous variations and always new values.

Capogrossi-Pennarello-su-carta-intestata-cm-30x40-1961
Capogrossi-tempera-su-carta-cm-35x25--1952