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The Forma 1 Group - How political conditions destroied the Italian Abstractism

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Bridging Contemporary Sociopolitical Art and Conceptual Modern Paintings to Marxism in Post-War Italy The term Forma 1 comes from the title of a magazine "Forma," which had only one issue in March 1947, published in Rome by the initiative of an Italian artists' group. This group shared similarities of purpose and worked out the "formalist manifesto." Forma 1 Group The group, including Carla Accardi , Ugo Attardi , Pietro Consagra , Piero Dorazio , Mino Guerrini , Achille Perilli , Antonio Sanfilippo, and Giulio Turcato , was called "Gruppo Forma 1" and proclaimed themselves "formalists and Marxists," believing that the terms Marxism and formalism were not irreconcilable. They supported an art structured but not realistic, giving importance to form and sign in their basic essential meaning, stating, for example, "we are interested in the form of lemon, not in the lemon&

Antonio Sanfilippo: The Vibrant Pulse of Post-War Italian Art

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Exploring the Legacy of a Master of Abstraction In the vivid tapestry of post-war Italian art, Antonio Sanfilippo stands out as a beacon of creativity and innovation. His work, a symphony of colors and shapes, speaks to the resilience and dynamism of a nation rebuilding itself after the ravages of World War II. Sanfilippo's art is not merely a visual experience; it is a journey into the heart of abstraction, where form and color transcend their traditional roles to evoke profound emotional and intellectual responses. Antonio Sanfilippo - Black and Red (Abstract Screen 28/55) Early Life and Influences Born in 1923 in the picturesque town of Partanna, Sicily, Antonio Sanfilippo was immersed in an environment teeming with historical and cultural richness. Sicily, with its vibrant landscapes and deep-rooted artistic traditions, served as a fertile