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(1924 – 2014), Italy

Carla Accardi Biography

Carla Accardi (b.1924, Trapani, Italy - d. 2014, Rome, Italy) became known as a founding member of the 1947 Italian avant-garde movement Forma 1, a group of artists based in Rome who, in the face of Fascism, tried to align their Marxist political beliefs with a formalist approach to abstraction. As one of the key figures of abstract art in Italy during the time, Accardi developed an iconic visual lexicon of calligraphic marks that, when combined with her minimalist colour palette and dynamic compositions, showcased the endless possibilities of abstraction. In the 1960s, Accardi began painting on Sicofoil, a transparent plastic sheeting used in commercial packaging. The dynamism in Accardi's work, as well as her emphasis on non-art materials and simple processes and structures, became a precursor to Arte Povera.

Carla Accardi Featured Artworks

Grande Trasparente by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork sculpture
Carla AccardiGrande Trasparente, 1975Transparent plastic on wooden frame
160 x 160 cm
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Segni neri by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork painting
Carla AccardiSegni neri, 1967Acrylic on sicofoil
120 x 90 cm
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#639 by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork sculpture
Carla Accardi#639, 1974Transparent plastic on wooden frame
149.9 x 149.9 cm
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Dimenticare Mettersi in Salvo n.2 by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork painting
Carla AccardiDimenticare Mettersi in Salvo n.2, 1978Acrylic on frame and transparent plastic
220 x 190.2 cm
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Dimenticare Mettersi in Salvon.1 by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork painting
Carla AccardiDimenticare Mettersi in Salvo n.1, 1978Acrylic on frame and transparent plastic
220 x 190.2 cm
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#668 by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork painting
Carla Accardi#668, 1975Acrylic on sicofoil
54 x 75 cm
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Grande Rosso Scuro by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Carla AccardiGrande Rosso Scuro, 1974Acrylic on sicofoil
154.3 x 250.2 cm
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Rosaverde (Pinkgreen) by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork photography
Carla AccardiRosaverde (Pinkgreen), 1971Varnish on sicofoil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
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