Aguafuerte - Firmado - 1/90 - sin marco - 1974
|Título de la obra:||Scotellaro|
|Dimensiones totales (en cm):||60x45x2,0|
|Se vende con marco:||sin marco|
8 colours etching, 60 x 45 cm - signed bottom right - copy no. 61/90 - private collection - Italian purchase and origin with certificate of warranty - shipping by UPS-SDA-TNT.
Biography and biography of Domenico Cantatore (1906-1998)
Domenico Cantatore, painter and illustrator, was born in Ruvo di Puglia (Bari), 16 March 1906, eighth and last child of a poor family. Forced to work as a boy, he becomes "painter of rooms", that is, a house painter, a work close to his passion for drawing. He leaves the home country to emigrate to Rome where he grows as a poor in a period of solitary self-taught, before moving to Milan in 1924. In Milan, Domenico Cantatore, in order to make ends meet, designs clothes for a tailor while he paints for passion, attending the group of artists linked to the art movement “Corrente” and he deals with art critic. In 1929 he held his first solo exhibition at the Galleria Milano, his landscapes, his still life works, the brooding and enigmatic figures of commoners are firmly rooted in his native land. The faces and the bodies of the men of the South painted by Domenico Cantatore are lumpy as olive trees, calm, plates, resigned. In 1932, Domenico Cantatore stayed for two years in Paris. This trip, long dreamed of by the painter and made possible by the financial support of a friend, allows him to get to know the Impressionists, Modigliani, Picasso, Matisse and the painters of the Fauves (wild beasts). Of the Paris period remain a notebook, some drypoint, works in which the artist progresses in a linear synthesis, and adopted the colours to Matisse. Henri Matisse becomes one of the ideals masters of Domenico Cantatore and, since then, in many pictures of southern setting, surfaces the lesson of the French painter. The gloomy, old-fashioned palette of Cantatore, linked to the themes of land and countryside, farmers and women in black gets lighter and brighter under the influence of Matisse. Back in Milan, at the Galleria del Milione Cantatore exhibited the designs of the Parisian period, participating then at the Bergamo Prize, at the Venice Biennale, that devoted him entire walls. Recognising the value of his artworks, la Quadriennale di Roma reserved him an entire hall. Despite having spent two years in Paris international artistic bohemianism and then living in the city of Futurism, of Novecento, of artistic and political currents, from Corrente to the Neorealism, Domenico Cantatore was never tied to movements or ideological groups: he always has been a figurative: Masaccio, Rembrandt, Goya remained his favourite painters. In 1938, he illustrated the Sinisgalli’s poetry with six drawings and, in 1941, the “Portico dei Poeti” by Scheiwiller. Living in Milan, the entourage of Cantatore widens considerably, but in its own way, it leads to a solitary life. Although usually, he met with the small group of his closest friends, Salvatore Quasimodo, Alfonso Gatto, Leonardo Sinisgalli e Raffaele Carrieri at the Caffè Savini, a meeting place of various personality and collectors. In 1940, although not aligned to the then regime, and never having gained the fascist card, he is appointed Professor of Drawn Figure at the art school in Milan, for his clear renown and, in 1950, he won the Chair of painting at the of fine arts school Accademia di Brera. Domenico Cantatore alternated pictorial pages and written pages, filtering, through storytelling and words, the path that had brought the "painter of rooms" to share the universe of poets. Meanwhile, the accolades multiply. We remember the Premio Umberto in 1941 in Milan and the Premio Maggio in Bari in 1959. In 1963, Domenico Cantatore illustrates nine poems with etchings, the book "Man of my time" by Salvatore Quasimodo and twenty sonnets of the Canzoniere of Petrarca. In 1967, the poet Raffaele Carrieri asked him to illustrate his book "Afrodite Ovaiola", for which he produced beautiful lithographs. In the three following decades, Domenico Cantatore is honoured with great anthology and solo exhibitions in Palazzo Flangini in Biglia di Salice in 1963, in Ruvo di Puglia in 1965, at the Museo Civico in Monza in 1967, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara in 1983, in Montecatini where the was awarded the prize Vita di Artista in 1981. The painting of Domenico Cantatore continues to speak with a blunt, tough and unambiguous language, which gives voice to the memories and emotions of the childhood. When he was 80 years old he stated in an interview: «I am like Chagall, a boy of a certain age»; he has a femoral artery bypass, drives the car around the hectic streets of Milan and still works on large paintings in his studio, in the so-called China-town.
Death takes him suddenly while he was on holiday with his wife in Paris on 22 May 1998.
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|Miembro desde:||26 septiembre 2017|
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