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Carla Accardi

Abstract Art

August 25, 2013

Carla Accardi was an Italian abstract painter and a key figure of acceptance of abstract art in Italy, known for her iconic visual language of calligraphic marks that, when combined with her minimalist color palette and dynamic compositions, showcased the endless possibilities of abstraction.

Accardi was born in Trapani, Sicily in 1924 and studied at the Academia di Belle Arti in Florence before relocating to Rome in 1946, where she would live until her death. She was a founding member of the 1947 Italian avant-garde movement called Forma 1, whose Rome-based members, in the face of Fascism, embraced the principals of Futurism and Marxism.

Carla Accardi died in 2014, aged 89.

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