Tag Archives: Italy


Tullio Crali (Italian, 1910 – 2000), Before Opening His Parachute, 1939; Casa Carmelo, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Udine, Italy

Photo: Claudio Machado, Udine, Civici history and art museums and galleries


Plinio Mesciulam (Italian, b. 1926), Composizione. Tempera on cardboard, 22.5 × 32.5 cm.


The Inspiration of Saint Matthew
Oil on canvas, 296 x 189 cm
Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome


Afro Basaldella (Italian, 1912-1976), Self-Portrait, 1936. Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome.

Began by painting still lifes, landscapes, portraits and murals. Moved in 1938 to Rome. War service and in the Resistance 1940-4. Developed a near-abstract style in 1947-8 under the influence of Klee and late Cubism. Also designed sets and costumes for the ballet and the opera.