(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

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Riflessi condizionati by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork painting
Carla Accardi Riflessi condizionati, 2013 Vinyl tempera on canvas
40 x 50 cm
Mazzoleni Contact Gallery
4 Trapezi by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork painting
Carla Accardi 4 Trapezi, 1980 Sicofoil and acrylic on wooden stretchers
73 x 23.5 cm
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Galerie Greta Meert
Fondo Rosso by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork painting
Carla Accardi Fondo Rosso, 1959 Casein on canvas
62 x 75 cm
Pace Gallery
Grande Trasparente by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork sculpture
Carla Accardi Grande Trasparente, 1975 Transparent plastic on wooden frame
160 x 160 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Contact Gallery
Segni neri by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork painting
Carla Accardi Segni neri, 1967 Acrylic on sicofoil
120 x 90 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Contact Gallery
#639 by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork sculpture
Carla Accardi #639, 1974 Transparent plastic on wooden frame
149.9 x 149.9 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Contact Gallery
Dimenticare Mettersi in Salvo n.2 by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork painting
Carla Accardi Dimenticare Mettersi in Salvo n.2, 1978 Acrylic on frame and transparent plastic
220 x 190.2 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Contact Gallery
Rosaverde (Pinkgreen) by Carla Accardi contemporary artwork photography
Carla Accardi Rosaverde (Pinkgreen), 1971 Varnish on sicofoil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
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