1931 - 2019
LUCE VERDE (PARTICOLARE)
signed and dated 67 on the reverse, titled and dated on the stretcher
oil and enamel on canvas
(firmato e datato 67 sul retro; intitolato e datato sul telaio
olio e smalto su tela)
cm 110x120; inches 43.3 by 47.2
Framed: cm 114,5x124,5x5; inches 45.07 by 49.01 by 1.96
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This work is in good overall condition. There are light traces of wearing by the end of the corners and a light folding of the canvas to the top-right along the upper margin. There are minor dirt to the top-right towards the corner and one about 10 cm from the upper margin towards the center. No traces of retouching appear to be visible under UV light. (IN GENERALE, L'OPERA E' IN BUONE CONDIZIONI CONSERVATIVE. VI SONO LEGGERE TRACCE DI USURA ALL'ESTREMITA' DEGLI ANGOLI E UNA LEGGERA PIEGATURA DELLA TELA IN ALTO A DESTRA LUNGO IL MARGINE SUPERIORE. VI SONO PICCOLI SPORCHI IN ALTO A DESTRA VERSO L'ANGOLO E UNA A 10 CM CIRCA DAL MARGINE SUPERIORE VERSO IL CENTRO. NON VI SONO TRACCE DI RESTAURI VISIBILI ALLA LUCE UV.)
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Thence by descent to the present owner (Ivi acquisito per discendenza dall'attuale proprietario)
Firenze, Galleria Frittelli, Umberto Buscioni. Quel che resta è la pittura, 2008
Prato, Limonaia dell’ex convento dei Cappuccini, Umberto Buscioni al tempo della "Scuola di Pistoia" (1964 – 1968), 2018
Pistoia, Palazzo Fabroni, Umberto Buscioni - L'anima segreta delle cose, 2018-2019, p. 55, illustrated
"The initial impression one had was that the painter was going through a Surrealist phase, since he painted enchanted gardens, tangles of leaves and branches, all still vibrating with something visceral, animistic. These were exteriors seen from inside, as if from an unspecified window, in a glance that confused the different planes of sight and made them move forwards and backwards arbitrarily, merged into a single vague sway. The colours were alive but dreamlike, just faded by a thrill of emotion. There were greens of many varieties, pale or dark, warm or cold, and then tender yellows, pinks and earthy tones."
Cesare Vivaldi, in Umberto Buscioni 1963-1991, Mistero e Rivelazione del quotidiano, Pistoia exhibition catalogue, Milan 1992
"L’impressione iniziale fu che il pittore traversasse una fase surrealista, poiché i suoi temi erano giardini incantati, grovigli di foglie e di rami palpitanti ancora con un ché di viscerale, di animistico. Si trattava di esterni visti da un interno, come da un’imprecisata finestra, in un colpo d’occhio che confondeva i piani e li faceva avanzare e indietreggiare arbitrariamente, fusi in un unico vago ondeggiamento. I colori erano vivi ma come sognati, appena sbiaditi da un brivido d’emozione: verdi di molte qualità, pallidi o scuri, caldi o freddi, e poi gialli teneri, rosa e terre."