(Salasco, 1882 – Roma, 1930)
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.
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.
for the first time at Promotrice Genovese in 1903,
and after he took part to it intensely.
exhibits at “Promotrice I conquistatori del sole”, where the
divisionist technique shows a strong allegoric and social
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
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:
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