Not on display
- Sergio Romiti 1928–2000
- Original title
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 695 × 648 mm
- Presented by Professor Gino Ghiringhelli 1960
Catalogue entrySergio Romiti born 1928
T00380 Composition 1960
Inscribed 'romiti' on back of canvas
Oil on canvas, 27 3/8 x 25 1/2 (69.5 x 64.5)
Presented by Gino Ghiringhelli 1960
Prov: Gino Ghiringhelli, Milan (purchased from the artist)
Though this picture has a label on the back of the 1960 Venice Biennale at which a room was devoted to Romiti's work, it does not seem to have been exhibited there. It is not listed in the catalogue and was sent to London at the end of September 1960, several weeks before the Biennale closed.
Asked whether the composition was completely abstract, the artist replied in a letter of 30 March 1970 that he found this a difficult question to answer. Instead he suggested that his paintings be described as 'orfico-futuribile' (which can be roughly translated as 'orphic-futurist').
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.651-2, reproduced p.651