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LITTORIA
Sibò
10th May - 30th September 2018

By Giancarlo Carpi

 

In the exhibition are proposed 20 works by the futurist painter Pierluigi Bossi,

nicknamed Sibò, showing his artistic activity in the thirties. Almost unknown to the critics, Pierluigi Bossi was actually an original artist if compared to the other aeropainters.

Inspired by the land reclamation of the Pontine Campagna and  the birth of  new cities, he linked the moving perspective from the sky to a transforming land.

His representation is thus connected to the phenomenal datum also in the optical and perspective distortion and it transfigures man’s activity as if man transformed the Earth and changed himself. The new cities and the Pontine Campagna sometimes seem to be nearly a bridge towards the Cosmos, which appear as the future development of our reality, while men are turned into machines and arborescent, enriched entities: it is an unpublished and narrative solution  connecting Aeropainting to the cosmic Prampolinian idealism.

Side by side  to the exhibited Sibò’s paintings are shown three works, also devoted to Littoria and the land reclamation but by other Futurists: Enrico Prampolini, Tato, and Renato Di Bosso.

The catalogue rich in documentary material and some unpublished writings, reconstructs also his participations in the shows and the publishing framework of the time, from the debut in 1936 in his first show in Littoria, the Second Exhibition of Wall Plastic, till the XXI Biennal of Venice in 1938. 

Sibò

MARINETTI: DA BOSSI A SIBò, 1936info

tempera and mixed media on panel , 50 x 65 cm cornice originale

Sibò

BATTAGLIA AEREA SU MARE - LAGO, 1936info

oil on canvas, 65 x 77 cm

Sibò

VIRATA SU SABAUDIA, 1936 ca.info

oil on panel , 70 x 50 cm

Sibò

DALLE PALUDI ALLE CITTà, 1936-37info

tempera and oil on canvas, 176 x 136 cm

Sibò

VOLO SULLE TORRI DI LITTORIA, 1936 ca.info

oil on cardboard, 55 x 44 cm

Sibò

SPIRALE TRICOLORE SU LITTORIA, 1936-37info

mixed technique on cardboard, 80 x 60 cm

Sibò

SORVOLANDO LITTORIA, 1937info

mixed technique on canvassed paper , 119 x 98 cm

Sibò

TRAMONTO SU CIRCEO , 1934info

oil on canvas, 49 x 72 cm

Sibò

IL GRANDE BONIFICATORE, 1936info

tempera and oil on canvas, 194 x 127 cm

Sibò

NASCITA DI APRILIA, 1937info

oil and mixed media on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Sibò

VIRATA SU SABAUDIA, 1937info

oil on plywood , 42 x 59 cm

Sibò

VIRATA CIRCOLARE, 1936 ca.info

oil on panel , 70 x 70 cm

Sibò

LA CONQUISTA DELLO SPAZIO BIENNALE, 1938info

oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm cornice originale

Sibò

AEROPITTURA COSMICA, 1938info

oil and mixed media on plywood , 51 x 33 cm

Sibò

VOLI NOTTURNI, 1936info

tempera on plywood , 24 x 18 cm

Sibò

DALL’AGRO AL COSMO, 1938info

oil and mixed media on canvassed paper , 67,5 x 78 cm

Enrico Prampolini

BONIFICA COSMICA, 1939info

oil on panel , 49 x 58 cm (cornice originale)

Renato Di Bosso

PIAZZA DEL LITTORIO , 1936info

oil on panel , 100 x 70 cm

Tato

SORVOLANDO IL MARE LAGO DI SABAUDIA, 1940info

oil on canvas, 92 x 59 cm