Lot 40
  • 40

Alfredo Volpi (1896-1988)

250,000 - 350,000 USD
287,500 USD
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  • Alfredo Volpi
  • Mastros e bandeirinhas
  • signed on the reverse
  • tempera on canvas
  • 70 x 136 cm


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.