Arturo Carmassi

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Arturo Carmassi was born in 1925 in Lucca.
Between 1955 and 1965 he dedicated himself to sculpture with great interest in the creation of large works, which, with their imposing personality, pervaded the Biennale di Venezia in 1962. From the second half of the decade, the artist’s expression of “informal abstraction” is witnessed by a change of route aimed at the re-appropriation of the “representation”, of the landscape and of figure, which coincide with the retreat in the Tuscan countryside, between Florence, Pisa and Lucca, and Torre di Fucecchio. In the second half of the seventies he manifests a dominant interest in sculpture as well as for the techniques of lithography and calcography and through important monographs in which his various artistic techniques are presented, he is identified as one of the artists worthy of note in a international panorama of culture. During the last decade, Carmassi puts his expressive language into a sort of “simplification”, eliminating any superfluous element, with the reconfirmation of an extremely “modern” work.