Alberto Burri

1915–1995

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Alberto Burri (12 March 1915 – 13 February 1995), Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto buˈri]; was an Italian visual artist, painter, sculptor and physician based in Città di Castello. He is associated with the matterism of the European informal art movement and described his style as a polymaterialist. He had connections with Lucio Fontana's spatialism and, with Antoni Tàpies, an influence on the revival of the art of post-war assembly in America (Robert Rauschenberg) as in Europe.

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