Antonio Corpora


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Italian painter, born in Tunis of Sicilian parents. He trained at the Tunis Academy under Armand Vergeaud (1876–1949), who had been a fellow-student of Dufy and Matisse, then lived in Paris from 1930 to 1937. In 1939 he settled in Rome, where he became a member of the Fronte Nuovo delle Arti in 1946 and one of the Gruppo degli Otto Pittori Italiani in 1952. From Cubist and Fauvist influences in his early work Corpora developed to expressive abstraction and by the end of the 1940s he was painting in a Tachiste manner akin to that of Jean Bazaine and other followers of Roger Bissière who based their abstractions on nature. During the 1950s, however, he began to paint abstract colour compositions that had no basis in natural appearances. He had a solo show at the Venice Biennale in 1960.

Subjects: Art.

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