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Carta segreta, 1959

Loaned to
GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
sand mixed with glue, pastel and acrylic on canvas

70.86inch x 63inch

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©Achille Perilli - Courtesy GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino foto di Studio Gonella - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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Achille Perilli is one of the young artists who came together in Rome as the Forma group, and who, in 1947, signed the manifesto published in the homonymous magazine. Like the other signatories, the artist supported a renewal of painting through abstract language, which was understood to derive from the observation of phenomenal reality. This naturalistic point of departure, evident in his early works of this period, was also emphasized by Perilli in two essays published in the magazine, along with a theoretical commitment that continued in tandem with his activity as an artist. Profoundly knowledgeable about avant-garde movements and an advocate of links between art, poetry, literature, and architecture, in 1957 he and Gastone Novelli founded the magazine l’Esperienza moderna. [...]
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