Massimo Campigli

Italian, 1895–1971

Massimo Campigli began his career as a journalist, writing for Futurist and Avant-garde magazines in Italy in the 1910s. After being taken as a prisoner of war during World War I, Campigli served as a foreign correspondent in Paris in 1919 before joining the “Paris Italians” artist group, which also included the Futurist Gino Severini and the Pittura Metafisica painter Giorgio de Chirico. Campigli began depicting almond-eyed, frozen figures in 1928 when a trip to Rome’s Villa Giulia left the artist fascinated with Etruscan Art—the art produced in Italy between the 9th and 2nd centuries BCE. His most iconic works—pale, fresco-like paintings of women—mirrored a broader European revival of Ancient art as a response to the horrors of World War I.

Artworks

LE AMICHE - Les Amies
LE AMICHE - Les Amies

Massimo Campigli, 1958
Edition 133/175
Print
€2000

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LE PASSEGGIATRICI - Les Promeneuses
LE PASSEGGIATRICI - Les Promeneuses

Massimo Campigli, 1957
Edition 136/200
Print
€1600

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NELLE RISAIE - Dans les Rizières
NELLE RISAIE - Dans les Rizières

Massimo Campigli, 1958
Edition 161/175
Print
€1400

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