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Title: Carlo Sbisà alle Biennali di Venezia tra le due guerre
Authors: Dal Canton, Giuseppina
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Giuseppina Dal Canton, "Carlo Sbisà alle Biennali di Venezia tra le due guerre", in: Luca Caburlotto e Massimo De Grassi (a cura di) "Carlo Sbisà: 'ai quadri miei non dan libero passo' Convegno di Studi, Trieste, Palazzo Economo, Salone Piemontese, 22-23 maggio 2014", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste,Trieste, 2014, pp. 165-190
Abstract: From 1922 to 1936 Carlo Sbisà is an assiduous exhibitor at the Venice Biennali. The artist begins his career precociously (he is little more than twenty), exhibiting works engraved during his Florentine period: a dry-point portrait at the 1922 Biennale and two etchings, also portraits, at the 1924 Biennale. More and more, at the following Biennali, Sbisà makes a name for himself as a painter perfectly in keeping with the character of “Novecento italiano”, not without some trace of Magic realism: from Elisabetta and Maria and Female Portrait, oil paintings exhibited in 1926, to The Astronomers, oil painting exhibited in 1936, the paintings of the Trieste-born artist – mostly painted with a steady brush-stroke, without indulging to any impressionistic suggestions – grant the human figure a central position, while perfectly setting it in an architectural or landscape context. At the 1948 Biennale Sbisà will again exhibit a couple of paintings, in a very distant style, though, from the works of his previous period: in consonance with the changes of the postwar years, they seem to definitively confirm the end of that “Novecento” of which the artist has been an exemplary representative, much appreciated by the criticism of his time.
ISBN: 978-88-8303-593-7
eISBN: 978-88-8303-594-4
Appears in Collections:Carlo Sbisà: "ai quadri miei non dan libero passo"

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