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pittura 5


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From the series Pitture recenti

2680,00 €


80 x 80 x 5 cm
31.50 x 32 x 1.97 in







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1940 Rome, Italy

Born in Rome in 1940, Bruno Saba was trained at the school of Domenico Purificato, Renato Guttuso and Luigi Montanarini.
In the mid-1960s, the theater and television set designer experience precedes that of teaching, which turns out to be his true professional vocation. In those years Saba painted with great commitment that in 1960 he presented his first personal in Rome (Galleria Le Jardin des Arts).Since 1965 he has taught artistic education in middle schools, first in the Abruzzi, where the novelty of the single high school stimulates him both in the teaching and in the social sense in contact with a still very rural environment; The landscapes of Fucino and Marsica sediment in its memory and will have decisive part in its painting. The years preceding the controversy are years of social and political turmoil, during which Saba carries out activities of cultural animation rooted in the community of Avezzano, where he mainly operates.

The activity of teaching continues from 1974 to Como, where he moved, and where he contacts the Lariani artists. Years in which criticizes the history of 20th-century art (think of Giulio Carlo Argan), and also a Como valorizes the work of abstractists of the 1930s (with Luciano Caramel), some of which are still in business '' Geometric Extractism of Comic Root Painters, Rho, Galli leaves Saba's indifference, which nevertheless will never be aligned on that side. A Como in those years still perceived a fracture between figurative and non-figurative artists, a fracture he had assumed in previous ideological connotations, but Bruno Saba is among those who go beyond. Guttuso's student, in his painting, has never lost contact with reality 'visible, as experience data, without however fall into the trap of the forced "MIMESIS" of "social" realism painting. Rather, many instances of the avant-garde of the twentieth century have paved the way for it to operate on the canvas, without it being possible to label a painting as an expressionist, surrealistic or informal cubist. Sometimes, the inheritance of those experiences echoes in its palette and its compositions. With abstract ambiguity that the word comes next, it seems to be the possible landing, but that resemble prospective cuts, evocations of atmospheres and figures, so much so that the traditional kinds of painting can not be completely abandoned: the still-life here is married to the landscape, the human figure is obscured by compositions that seemed like a desire for geometry, architecture 'lies in the expanded spaces of dream views. All works faithful to the pictorial mandate of modernity: the primacy of color on form. All paintings characterized by expressive vigor, a density that is recognized as authentic by knowing the person of the author. Saba did not betray the youthful enthusiasm for participation and involvement: for a decade, it is in fact the animator of the group "Quarto Decimo", a format of comedian artists, painters, sculptors, photographers and participates in the exhibitions of the association.
In spite of the current ways, his paintings are faithful to painting, proceeding with the tools of easel painting, sometimes resorting to charcoal studies, governing, layer on layer, to obtain formal balance, that impulse chromatic that generally grows violent, for an ethical urgency, dictated by the feeling of indignation and compassion for the dramatic events of our time, leaving always to leap a story, a humanity story, from the laborious configuration of the picture.


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