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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&

Ugo Attardi

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A Journey from Palermo to Global Acclaim in Art Early Life: Roots in Sicily Ugo Attardi, born in 1923 in Sori, Genoa, was the scion of a Sicilian family whose roots ran deep in the traditions and turbulent history of Italy. His father, a staunch trade unionist from Santo Stefano Quisquina, faced forced relocation by the fascist regime. This act of political repression necessitated the family's move to Palermo, where young Ugo's artistic inclinations began to take shape. Palermo, with its rich cultural tapestry and historical depth, provided an inspiring backdrop for Attardi's formative years. Ugo Attardi - Lungotevere Discovering Art in Palermo In Palermo, Ugo Attardi's exposure to art was greatly influenced by his uncle, a talented portraitist and landscapist. This mentorship played a pivotal role in Attardi's early development, offering him hands-on experience and a deep appreciation for the craft. When not in school, he spent countless hours painting alongside