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Diario paesano, 1961
GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
tempera and collage on canvas
51.18inch x 63.39inch
© Tancredi - Courtesy GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino foto di Studio Gonella - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
In the 1950s and early 1960s Tancredi was one of the major Italian artists to define an absolutely personal path within the vast production of Art Informel. His painting was always nurtured by the luminous values of a range of colors that radiated on the canvas as in a curved space in continuous propagation, without boundaries.
A proposito di Venezia (About Venice), 1958, is part of a series of works painted during a two-year period of creative fervor. Precisely when the artist was about to leave Venice, a compelling need seemed to emerge within him to identify the color sensibility of the place, which would always inhabit his canvases and tie him to the city’s pictorial tradition. [...]