Alberto Burri biography
When Italy entered World War II, the tropical medicine doctor Alberto Burri was called up for service in Libya where he was captured and placed in a prisoner of war camp in deepest Texas, USA. For Burri it was a painful experience, which forever changed his Fascist political views and inspired him to start making art.
Alberto Burri art & career
With limited materials available, Alberto Burri paintings used whatever was close to hand to reflect the violent world, including the desert surrounding the prison camp which he could glimpse. Unconventional materials like burlap, wood and tar stitched together have made Burri one of the most important artists of the 20th century, who invented an entirely new language in Post-War art. Arriving back in Rome in 1946, Burri continued to push the boundaries of conventional painting, taking the canvas to places no one could have imagined.
Catch this revolutionary artist and his extraordinary works at Mazzoleni for a dose of trailblazing contemporary art this autumn.
|What||Alberto Burri, Mazzoleni London|
|Where||Mazzoleni Art, 27 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4HZ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
02 Oct 15 – 30 Nov 15, Monday – Friday: 10,00 am - 6 pm, Saturday: 11,00 am - 2,30 pm
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