The complete works of this "painter of delicate enchantment", a personal, and extremely sophisticated, look at italian art from the fifties to the seventies.
A shy, reserved artist (“his pictures are like poems set to music“) Arturo Bonfanti has sometimes been defined as an abstract Morandi. He was born in Bergamo in 1905 and died in 1978, over the years he developed an elegant, very personal style that won him the praise and admiration of well-known figures such as Dino Buzzati. Marco Valsecchi claimed his painting was “a revelation of the infinite presences constructed or perceived in the universe by a sensitive, worried intelligence”. His name is evocative of sober designs, large and small, canvasses replete with harmonious combinations of shapes and colours, the works that appeared in continually new and stylistically faithful variations. His fruitful career spanning 30 years of exhibitions and shows in Italian cities, European capitals and the Americas is detailed in this volume complete with illustrations and a commentary by one of today’s most prominent art critics. The complete works of this “painter of delicate enchantment”, a personal, and extremely sophisticated, look at italian art from the fifties to the seventies.