"Untitled" by Primo Conti
"Untitled" by Umberto Primo Conti.
- Dimensions: 69,5 x 49,5 cm
- Year: 1987
- Print number: 74/100
- Printer's dry stamp
Born in Florence on October 16, 1900, he was an Italian painter, composer and writer.
In 1913 he composed the musical work Romanza for violin and piano and had a first encounter with the Florentine futurists, which sparked an interest in the style of movement in Conti and, in 1917, he met Giacomo Balla in Rome and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in Naples, leading to him joining the Futurist Movement.
He made an important contribution to Futurism with the paintings and drawings he made between 1917 and 1919, the year in which his style evolved towards a more metaphysical vision. Between 1948 and 1963 he went through a profound mystical process and became part of the Franciscan Order. In 1983 he published his autobiography entitled "La gola del merlo".
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