Artists

Massimo Campigli

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    MASSIMO CAMPIGLI
    LA CATHEDRALE - 1959
    Farblithographie, 63 x 46 cm
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    MASSIMO CAMPIGLI
    NELLE RISAIE - 1958
    Farblithographie, 60 x 45 cm
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    MASSIMO CAMPIGLI
    DONNA AL BALCAN - 1956
    Farblithographie, 59 x 39 cm
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    MASSIMO CAMPIGLI
    LES PROMEUSES - 1957
    Farblithographie, 47 x 36 cm
    Exemplar: 1/200
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    MASSIMO CAMPIGLI
    LE RUE - 1952
    Farblithographie, 45 x 59 cm
    Exemplar: 117/175

Massimo Campigli was born in Berlin in 1895. He spent his childhood in Florence. He had contact with Futurists in Milan since 1909. In 1919 Campigli became foreign correspondence for the Newspaper Corriere della Sera in Paris. Soon afterwards he began to paint and spent a lot of time at the artist coffee Cafè du Dôme. There he got in contact with other artists like Gino Severini, Giorgio di Chirico, Alberto Savinio, and Filippo de Pisis. Extensive visits to the Louvre inspired Campigli for ancient Egypt art, which became a permanent source of his own painting. He was also very influenced of contemporary art, particularly the cubism of Fernand Léger, the pittura metafisica of Carlo Carrà and the classical works of Picasso of the 1920ies. In 1927 he gave up his position at the Corriere della Sera to devote himself exclusively to painting. He was part of a lot of exhibitions, for example the Novecento Exhibition from 1927 – 1930, documenta I and documenta II. At the beginning of World War II he moved to Venice and focused the graphic art. Then he returned to Paris, in 1951 he moved to Rome and finally moved to St. Tropez in 1963. Massimo Campigli died in St. Tropez in 1971. Massimo Campiglis art shows the influence of the ancient Egypt art and the ancient Etruscan art. He uses a very archaic and symbolic form language with archetypical figures.