Alberto Burri

1915–1995

Alberto Burri, ‘Sacking and Red’ 1954
Sacking and Red 1954
© Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello (Perugia) / DACS 2022.
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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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