Carla Accardi, ‘Per L’Infinito lo Scirocco n. 2’’, 1987, Taylor | Graham

Galleria La Scaletta, San Polo di Reggio Emilia
European Private Collection

About Carla Accardi

Carla Accardi rose to fame as founding member of the 1947 Italian avant-garde movement Forma 1, a group of artists based in Rome who, in the face of Fascism, embraced the principals of Futurism and Marxism. As one of the key figures of abstract art in Italy during the time, Accardi developed an iconic visual lexicon of calligraphic marks that, when combined with her minimalist color palette and dynamic compositions, showcased the endless possibilities of abstraction. In the 1960s, Accardi began painting on Sicofoil, a transparent plastic sheeting used in commercial packaging, instead of canvas. The dynamism in Accardi’s work, as well as her emphasis on non-art materials and simple processes and structures, became a precursor to Arte Povera.

Italian, 1924-2014, Trapani, Italy, based in Rome, Italy

Group Shows

2015
Palazzo Fibbioni, 
L'Aquila, Italy,
The Making Of - Art News - Rai Arte
2009
Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Ex Aurum, 
Pescara, Italy,
Cromofobie - Percorsi del Bianco e del Nero nell'Arte Italiana Contemporanea
2007
Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, 
Castelbasso, Province of Teramo, Italy,
Nel Segno della Materia - Pittura Informale Europea e Americana
1995
Museo Sperimentale di Arte Contemporanea, 
L'Aquila, Italy,
Ad Usum Fabricae
1974
Galleria Il Fante di Quadri, 
Civitavecchia, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy,
Consagra, Accardi, Guttuso, Mariani
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