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By Giuliano Serafini

Alberto Burri was once born in Città di Castello, in Umbria in 1915. He earned a clinical measure from the collage of Perugia focusing on tropical drugs. On 12 October 1940, days after Italy entered international battle II, Burri used to be known as up as a medic and despatched to Libya in March 1943. On eight may possibly 1944 after the defeat of the Axis forces, his unit used to be captured in Tunisia, he was once interned in Camp Howze prisoner-of-war camp in Gainesville, Texas, the place he started to paint. His first work have been perspectives of the wasteland he may perhaps see from the legal camp and nonetheless life's with paints and canvases provided by means of the YMCA. He basically painted "nostalgic Umbrian landscapes and figures", as Milton Gendel defined in an ArtNews factor released in 1954. He amassed previous burlap sacks and taken them with him upon his go back to Italy and persevered to take advantage of them instead of canvas. He persevered to exploit burlap, having a provide from the neighborhood miller.

Sommario:

La Pittura
La Materia
Il Teatro, l. a. Scultura, L'ambiente
I Ritorni del Tempo
Quadro Cronologico
Bibliografia

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