Roberto Iras Baldessari

Roberto Iras Baldessari (1894 Innsbruck – 1965 Rome)

View on Piazza San Marco in Venice

Material: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 40 x 50 cm
Frame: Yes
Certificate: Yes
Shipping: Worldwide

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Description

Roberto Iras Baldessari (1894 Innsbruck – 1965 Rome)

View on Piazza San Marco in Venice

Material: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 40 x 50 cm
Frame: Yes

About the Artist:

Roberto Iras Baldessari (Innsbruck, 23 March 1894 – Rome, 22 June 1965) was an Italian painter and engraver. He was a student of Luigi Comel at the Royal Elizabethan School of Rovereto where he completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. In Venice (Ca ‚Pesaro) he came into contact with many artists.

The Artist moved to Florence in 1915 where he joined the futurism and frequented with a group of artists of the cafe Le Giubbe Rosse. Baldessari was also collaborating with the magazines L’Italia Futurista and Roma Futurista.

In the early 1920s he stayed in central Europe, where he experimented with works of the Dadaist and abstract art style. After he settled to Rome where he devoted himself mainly to landscape paintings.

A new trip to Europe, for participating in numerous international exhibitions, was made in the 1930s by Baldessari. After a brief return to futurism – which culminates in his participation in the 19th Venice Biennale and the Filippo Tommaso Marinetti air-painting exhibition of 1934 – he settles permanently in Rovereto where he creates engravings and frescoes

One of Baldessari’s greatest scholars is the art historian Maurizio Scudiero, who developed a reasoned catalog of the artist’s futurist works and curated the retrospective R.M. Baldessari.

Italian:

Roberto Iras Baldessari (Innsbruck, 23 marzo 1894 – Roma, 22 giugno 1965) è stato un pittore e incisore italiano.

Allievo di Luigi Comel presso la Scuola Reale Elisabettiana di Rovereto, completa gli studi all’Accademia di belle arti di Venezia, dove entra in contatto con gli artisti di Ca’ Pesaro. Trasferitosi a Firenze nel 1915, aderisce al futurismo e frequenta il gruppo di artisti del caffè Le Giubbe Rosse, collaborando inoltre con le riviste L’Italia futurista e Roma futurista.
Nei primi anni Venti soggiorna in Europa centrale, dove sperimenta con opere di stampo dadaista e astrattista. Si stabilisce quindi a Roma dove si dedica principalmente all’incisione e alla pittura di paesaggio.

Negli anni Trenta compie un nuovo viaggio in Europa partecipando a numerose mostre internazionali. Dopo un breve ritorno al futurismo che culmina nella partecipazione alla XIX Biennale di Venezia e alla Mostra di aeropittura di Filippo Tommaso Marinetti del 1934, si stabilisce definitivamente a Rovereto dove realizza incisioni e affreschi.