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Alfredo Volpi

(1896 -  1988 ) Wikipedia® : Alfredo Volpi
VOLPI Alfredo Fachada

Christie's /May 28, 2014
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Alfredo Volpi - Mastros E Bandeirinhas

Alfredo Volpi - Mastros E Bandeirinhas

Original 1988
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Lot number: 40
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT SOUTH AMERICAN COLLECTION Alfredo Volpi (1896-1988) signed on the reverse tempera on canvas 26 1/2 by 53 in. 67 by 135 cm Painted in 1988. Provenance Acquired from the artist Ricardo Camargo, São Paulo Acquired from the above Catalogue Note "Rather than exploring color as an optical phenomenon, it stands out as a natural element. To this end, tempera becomes essential in his work, allowing the pigment to breathe. That ancient medium projects Volpi into the past, creating a continuity between the tradition of Giotto's skies and Paolo Uccello's Renaissance standards and the new spatiality of modernism." Lucrecia Zappi, "Alfredo Volpi: Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo,"Artforum International 45, no. 2 (October 2006): 273.
Alfredo Volpi - Cineticos, Mosaico

Alfredo Volpi - Cineticos, Mosaico

Original 1970
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Lot number: 6266
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Description: Alfredo Volpi (Brazilian, 1896-1988), "Cineticos, Mosaico" 1970, oil/mixed media on cardboard, signed and dated verso, sheet: 24"h x 18"w, overall (with frame): 25.25"h x 19.25"w. Note: Certificate of Authenticity Xavier Moyssen (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) accompanies this lot
Alfredo Volpi - Bandeirinhas Estruturadas Com Mastros

Alfredo Volpi - Bandeirinhas Estruturadas Com Mastros

Original 1970
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Lot number: 58
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Lot Description Alfredo Volpi (1896-1988) Bandeirinhas estruturadas com mastros (No. 1339) signed 'A Volpi' (on the reverse) tempera on canvas 18¾ x 26 7/8 in. (47.6 x 68.3 cm.) Painted circa 1970. Provenance Galeria de Arte Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. Acquired from the above. Pre-Lot Text THE COLLECTION OF DR. LUIZ BETHOVEN DANTA DO AMARAL Literature CD-ROM, O. Tavares de Araújo, Alfredo Volpi: Vida e obra, São Paulo, Logos Engenharia S.A/APK/Sociedade para Catalogação de Obra de Alfredo Volpi, 1997, no. 1339.
Alfredo Volpi - Fachada

Alfredo Volpi - Fachada

Original 1970
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Lot number: 3
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Alfredo Volpi (Brazilian 1896-1988) Fachada signed 'A Volpi' (on the reverse) tempera on canvas 12¾ x 9 3/8 in. (32.4 x 23.8 cm.) Painted circa 1970. Galeria de Arte Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. Acquired from the above. FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. LUIZ BETHOVEN DO AMARAL CD-ROM, O. Tavares de Araújo, Alfredo Volpi: Vida e obra, São Paulo, Logos Engenharia S.A/APK/Sociedade para Catalogação de Obra de Alfredo Volpi, 1997, no. 1343.
Alfredo Volpi - Fachada

Alfredo Volpi - Fachada

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Lot number: 45
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Alfredo Volpi (Brazilian 1896-1988) Fachada (No. 1342) signed 'A Volpi' (on the reverse) tempera on canvas 23¼ x 23¼ in. (59.1 x 59.1 cm.) Painted circa 1970. Galeria de Arte Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. Acquired from the above. FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. LUIZ BETHOVEN DO AMARAL CD-ROM, O. Tavares de Araújo, Alfredo Volpi: Vida e obra, São Paulo, Logos Engenharia S.A/APK/Sociedade para Catalogação de Obra de Alfredo Volpi, 1997, no. 1342. The son of working-class Italian immigrants, Volpi trained as a bookbinder and painter-decorator before finding success as an artist. Self-taught, he worked through the 1930s in the company of São Paulo's Grupo Santa Helena, a loose affiliation of modern-minded artists whose paintings emphasized proletarian themes treated with a subdued, pictorial realism. His work began to shed its figurative elements by the mid-1940s as it entered into dialogue with São Paulo's emerging concretistas, for whom his clean geometries and use of primary colors formed a suggestive point of departure. In his paradigmatic paintings of the following decades, Volpi cultivated an intuitive and idiosyncratic practice within the rubric of "geometria sensível," transforming everyday motifs--façades, flags, arches, sails--into simplified geometric shapes. "His synthetic style, pared down almost to a mere outline of real life . . . is transubstantiated into the abstract and foregrounds the function of paint in his themes," critic José Geraldo Vieira wrote at the time of the II São Paulo Bienal (1953-54). "[His] solutions are not formulas but constructivist rhythms, visual associations, at all times distilled to an essence, spare and dialectical."[1] Volpi's first façades date to the late 1940s, but the series crystallized over the 1950s as he explored myriad iterations of the modular grid through different permutations of color. In these works, he distilled ready-made, architectural shapes--doors, windows, and the iconic feast flags--into all-over abstractions. The present Fachada, likely dating from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, displays the chromatic complexity characteristic of this period. "These late façades come forth as the most colorful in his entire production," curator Olívio Tavares de Araújo has noted. "All hues taken into account, the façades may boast even sixteen colors so closely integrated that, at first sight, the viewer does not realize that actually there are more than six or eight colors."[2] Here, Volpi draws upon the luminous materiality of his medium, traditional egg tempera, to probe subtle harmonies of color: taupe warms to mauve and amaranth, each quadrant testing the range of tonal values through chromatic contrast (green, black, orange) and consonance. Abby McEwen, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park 1) José Geraldo Vieira, quoted in Olívio Tavares de Araújo, Volpi: a música da cor (São Paulo: Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 2006), 266. 2) Tavares de Araújo, Volpi: a música da cor, 262.
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