Depero and the Metropolis

What better idea than that of exposing in our New York City blog of CIMA two paintings by Fortunato Depero that underscore the vivacity and the dynamism of the metropolis. One currently exhibited in the exhibition, Reconstructing the Universe: Italian Futurism 1909-1944 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Fig. 1: Grattacieli e tunnel [Skyscrapers and Tunnel]),…

Inside the Magic Box: Io e mia moglie, 1919

In 1940 Depero wrote these lines about his painting, Io e Mia Moglie (I and My Wife), one of the only self-portraits he ever made: This painting is one of the first examples of a ‘psychological portrait.’ It was conceived in Viareggio in 1918 and finished in Rovereto in 1919. Made and inspired by the house that I lived in in the Tyrrhenian city.