Giuseppe Civitelli’s affinity with clay and his creative breakthrough as a ceramist–painter coincided with his move to Rome following World War II, when Italy’s capital was quickly turning into one of the country’s most vibrant avant-garde artistic centers. His creative explorations, in line with the research of the contemporary Roman avant-garde movements Forma 1 and Gruppo Origine, sought to renovate Italy’s canon of artistic languages beyond the painted canvas by bringing together physical form and aesthetics through geometric and anthropomorphic abstraction. The large-scale Vaso of 1955 with its two-tone geometric design represents an important work by the artist, defined by the balance and harmony attained through the insoluble union between the artisanal build-up, its modernly shaped ceramic body and painterly abstract decoration. In Vaso of 1956, on the other hand, one can identify references to various current international artistic stimuli such as the art of Wilfredo Lam and Pablo Picasso, two of the most talked-about and eminent foreign artists who exerted important influences on Italy’s post-war artistic scene and ceramic art.
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