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Massimo Campigli

Massimo Campigli

Berlin 1895 -
St. Tropez 1971

Massimo Campigli was born as Max Ihlenfeld in Berlin, spent most of his childhood in Florence and began to sozialise with futuristic circles in Milan in 1909. In 1919, he went to Paris to work as foreign correspondent for the 'Corriere della Sera'. Soon he started painting and consorted with artists like Giorgio di Chirico, Alberto Savinio, Gino Severini and Filippo De Pisis at the CafÚ du D˘me. Extended visits at the Louvre got Campigli into ancient Egyptian art, which became a lasting source of his own painting. Among contemporary art, he was especially inspired by Fernand LÚger's cubism, Carlo CarrÓ's 'Pittura metafisica' and Picasso's 'classical' works of the 1920's. In 1927, Campigli quitted his job for the 'Corriere'to devote himself exclusively to painting. A visit to the Roman 'Museo Etrusco' of the Villa Giulia in 1928 inspired him to a serie of works, which evoked a nostalgic, archaic world, inhabited by female figures. Furthermore, he put his archetypic figures in narrower and narrower spaces and this way, he added them a hieratic character. Between 1927 and 1930, Campigli took part in the 'Novecento'-exhibitions in ZŘrich, Amsterdam, Berlin and Bern. Together with Mario Sironi, Carlo CarrÓ and Achille Funi he signed the 'Manifesto della Pittura Murale' in 1933 and completed in the aftermath murals a.o. at the Palazzo di Giustizia in Milan, at the university of Padua and at the Italian exhibition pavilion in New York. At the beginning of World War II., Campigli left Paris and moved to Venice, where he devoted himself increasingly to his graphic works. After the end of the war, he returned at first to Paris, moved to Rome in 1951 and finally went to St. Tropez in 1963. Also in his later works, Massimo Campigli remained bound to his motif-world full of ethereal female figures and an archaic and symbolic picture language.

Ketterer Kunst
Collecting fields:
Giacomo Manz¨ - Pattinatrice
Giacomo Manz¨
166,500 $

Gerhard Altenbourg - Tatauierte Litaneien. Aufrisse und Weg-Spindeln
Gerhard Altenbourg
"Tatauierte Litaneien. Aufrisse und Weg-Spindeln"
10,656 $

Pablo Picasso
"Visage de Femme"
8,880 $

Alexander Calder - Ohne Titel
Alexander Calder
"Ohne Titel"
7,770 $

Gino Severini - Composition (Studie zu Le luth, fenŕtre sur Meudon)
Gino Severini
"Composition (Studie zu Le luth, fenŕtre sur Meudon)"
4,218 $

Marc Chagall - Aus: Bibel
Marc Chagall
"Aus: Bibel"
4,440 $

Werner Gilles - Ohne Titel
Werner Gilles
"Ohne Titel"
1,665 $

Ernst Geitlinger - Obstfrau
Ernst Geitlinger
1,665 $