Antonio Corpora Abstract Watercolor Painting, Late 20th Century
Antonio Corpora (Italian, 1909 – 2004)
Untitled (abstract composition), late 20th century
Watercolor painting on paper
Signed to the lower right
Born in Tunisia, Antonio Corpora began his formal art training there, studying under Armand Vergeaud before he traveled to Florence to copy Old Master paintings in 1930. He moved to Paris in 1931 and there he met influential artists Alberto Giacometti and Sergio Signori. During this time, Corpora created abstract paintings dominated by geometric forms and bold swatches of color. In the heat of World War II, he left Europe and went back to his hometown, Tunis. In 1945, he returned to Italy and founded the “Neo-cubista” group with several other artists, heavily influenced by the works of Henri Matisse and Georges Braque. Later in the decade, Corpora began turning away from the Cubist aesthetic and towards Abstract Expressionism. Throughout his career, Corpora exhibited his paintings four times at the Venice Biennale and once at the Rome Biennale, winning several awards.
- minor warping of the paper; scratches throughout the composition.
- measures the mat; sight measures 15" W x 11.5" H.