Renato Guttuso

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Renato Guttuso, Italian painter, representative of the Italian neo-realism, was born on January 2 in 1912 in a suburb of Palermo Bagheria. Father, Gioacchino Guttuso Fazul was a surveyor. The first drawing lessons Renato got the rural master engaged painted carts. While studying in high school, Renato took courses futurist painter Pippo Rizzo.

«Cafe" Greek "in Rome "In 1931, Guttuzo involved in Kuadriennalle — Quadrennial Exhibition of Italian artists in Palermo, where two of his paintings were marked by criticism.

In 1930, he joined the faculty of law at the University of Palermo, but a year later left his studies and moved to Rome. He worked as a restorer at the Borghese Gallery. In 1938, he became one of the founders of the art association "Corrente" ("Flow"), which is closely associated with the opposition, the regime , in 1940 he joined the underground in those years, the Communist Party of Italy. Since 1943, he participated in the resistance movement, creating an anti-fascist posters.

«Funeral Togliatti» Social-topic or hidden symbolism of his early paintings — "The shooting in the open field" (the murder F.G.Lorki, 1938, private collection, Rome), "Escape from the eruption of Mount Etna" (1939 , Gallery of Modern Art, Rome), "The Crucifixion" (1940-1941, Private Collection, Rome). For a series of anti-war paintings "God with us" (1947), he later became the winner of the World Peace Council.

distancing in equal measure by Futurism and by the fascist neo-classical tradition of expressionism Guttuzo combined with thorough subplot in the spirit of the old masters, thereby laying the foundations of Italian neo-realism in art. He constantly wrote social genre, also turned to the landscape and still life.

In the later works of the artist appear the mounting influence of the principles of pop art. Sometimes, enthusiastic motive roll eras, it introduces direct quotes from famous paintings.

Died Renato Guttuso on January 18 in 1987 in Rome.