Gino Severini (1883 -1966)

Gino Severini was a painter who has successfully combined science and art, imagination and precision, reaching his maximum expression when, between 1910 and 1915, he mixed the dynamic values of futurism on constructive ones of cubism.

 

Severini joined Giacomo Balla in Rome and they started studying pointillist painting until 1906, when he already lived in Paris.Toghether with Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Guillaume Apollinaire he took part to the development of cubism; in 1910 he signed the Manifesto of Futurist Painting  and, in 1912, he organized the first futuris’s exhibition with astists such as Umberto Boccioni and Carlo Carrà.

Gino Severini features the night world rich of light and dancers in the cabarets; he came to a kaleidoscopic vision in which space and time, past and present, the whole and the particular merged into a mix of lights and colors. From 1924 to 1934 after a mystical crisis he devoted himself to holy painting working on big frescos and mosaics in Swiss churches. While, After the second world war he came to an abstract decorativism.

 

He died in Paris in 1906.

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