ALBERTO MAGNELLI | PEINTURE
18,000 to - 25,000 EUR
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ITALIAN COLLECTION
1888 - 1971
signed and dated 58; signed and dated 1958 on the reverse
oil on canvas
(firmato e datato 58; firmato e datato 1958 sul retro
olio su tela)
cm 41x33; inches 16.14 by 12.99
Framed (con cornice): cm 51,5x43,6x6; inches 20.27 by 17.16 by 2.3
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This work appears to be in good condition overall. There are stable and minor traces of cracquelures upper right and by the centre of the lower half of the painting. There is a pin-pointed trace of dirt towards the centre of painting. There is some minor rubbing towards the upper right and the lower left and in the bottom corners. No traces of retouching appear to be visible under UV light. (IN GENERALE L'OPERA E' IN BUONE CONDIZIONI. VI SONO MINORI E STABILI CRACQUELURES IN ALTO A DESTRA E VERSO IL CENTRO DELLA META' INFERIORE DEL DIPINTO. VI E' UN PUNTIFORME SEGNO DI SPORCO VERSO IL CENTRO DELL'OPERA. VI SONO ALCUNE LEGGERE TRACCE DI SFREGAMENTO LUNGO I BORDI INFERIORE E SINISTRO VERSO IL BASSO E IN ALTO A DESTRA. NON VI SONO TRACCE DI RESTAURI VISIBILI SOTTO LA LAMPADA A RAGGI UV).
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Private Collection, Paris
Private Collection, Rome
"Magnelli painstakingly constructs a difficult relationship between the parts in his images, dialectically balanced between centripetal and centrifugal tensions, in a temporary volatility of connections that neither denies nor affirms, but offers itself up in its instability, in the delicate uncertainty of its static fragility. In a state that Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco called the 'construction of destruction'."
Luciano Caramel, in Alberto Magnelli. Retrospettiva, Milan 2001-2002, exhibition catalogue, p. 19
"Magnelli faticosamente costruisce nelle sue immagini un difficile rapporto tra le parti, dialetticamente equilibrato tra tensioni centripete e centrifughe, in una provvisorietà, in una volatilità di nessi che non nega né afferma, ma si offre nella sua instabilità, nell'aleatoria incertezza della sua fragilità statica. In uno stato che Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco ha definito 'costruzione di una distruzione'."