Pietro Consagra

1920–2005

Pietro Consagra, ‘The Unknown Political Prisoner’ 1952
The Unknown Political Prisoner 1952
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Biography

Pietro Consagra was born on the 4th of October 1920 in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily. Son of Luigi and Maria Lentini, Consagra was one of Italy’s most prominent Post-War abstract sculptors: he surpassed the three-dimensionality of the media, encouraging the spectators to have a more immediate approach with the artwork as it was presented as a flatter surface.

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