Alberto Burri


Alberto Burri, ‘Sacking and Red’ 1954
Sacking and Red 1954
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Alberto Burri (12 March 1915 – 13 February 1995), Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto buˈri]; was an Italian painter, sculptor and physician. He is one of the most important post-war italian artists of Contemporary art and artistic movements like 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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