Discover for the first time ever in Belgium, the entire works of the Italian artist Alberto Magnelli. In Liège from 04/07 to 24/08/14.
No less than 60 prints completed between 1934 and 1971, in addition to around ten paintings and collages await you.
This juxtaposition enables you to understand the progress of this artist, who is considered a major pioneer of abstract work, principally geometric abstraction.
It also allows you to retrace the portrait of the artist, who aspired to diversify techniques, patterns, materials (canvas, paper, slate) and his work with regards to shape, colour and exploitation of materials and techniques.
When it comes to Magnelli, the relationship between prints and paintings are evident:
In the accuracy of the stroke and the precision of the colour, the transition from the graphic model to the canvas, or conversely.
The language in the print can be reworked to each pattern, in order to find dimensional and chromatic precision, and the adequate material.
Magnelli (Florence, 1880 - Meudon, 1971)
This self-taught artist, turned his hand to painting during the 1910s, before exploring different methods of artistic expression, in particular collage, litography and copperplate.
His concerns quickly become those of his associates, cubist and futurist artists Picasso, Gris, Boccioni and Archipenko.
Later on, the "pittore fiorentino" completed a collection of Concrete Art, leaving the masses in suspense and the graphic lines that reconstruct a formal space were the first step towards geometrisation in his works...
Open everyday from 10am - 6pm and closed on Tuesdays.