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Giuseppe Cominetti 


Giuseppe Cominetti (Salasco, 1882 – Roma, 1930)

Italian painter from the Current of Divisionism.

He studied in Turin, where he attended at the same time the Grammar School and the Accademia di Belle Arti , together with  Milani.

In  1902 he moved to Genoa, where he was with the sculptors  Bistolfi, Bassano, De Albertis, the painters Nomellini, Olivari, Geranzani, Schiaffino, and writers and poets such as  Baratono, Martini, Sbarbaro.

The close contact with  Nomellini contributed to convert him definitely to divisionism.

He takes also from Previati, alternating mystic themes to  vital and rhythmic performances, just  preceding his adhesion to the Futurist movement,  where he approached  like Umberto Boccioni by the means of a deep and careful reading of the  'dynamicity' of  Previati’s painting style.

He exhibited for the first time  at Promotrice Genovese in  1903, and after he took part to it intensely.

In  1907he exhibits at “Promotrice I conquistatori del sole”, where the divisionist technique shows a strong allegoric and social engagement .

In  1909he participated to  Salone of  Paris, where he moved , having a  studio first at  Montparnasse and then at  Montmartre.

He met the exponents of École de Paris, he collaborated as an art  reviewer  with the newspaper Le Monde  and was an exponent for a while of the Futurist movement of  Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

We can find some of his works at  Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Genoa and at Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome.

Some of his works: Giuseppe Cominetti

( Translate by Irene De Angelis Curtis )