Alberto Burri

1915–1995

Alberto Burri, ‘Sacking and Red’ 1954
Sacking and Red 1954
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Biography

Alberto Burri (12 March 1915 – 13 February 1995) was an Italian painter and sculptor considered a key figure in Post-War art and such artistic movements as Neo-Dada, Nouveau réalisme, postminimalism and Arte Povera.

In one of his very rare statements, Burri claimed that the critics’ words, as well as his own, were of no use in offering a description of his artworks, affirming that its only real key strength was the formal balance that poor and industrial materials were surprisingly able to give.

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Art informel

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Gruppo Origine

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