Throughout his career, but particularly later in life, Carlo's love for the beauty of Italy can be see most frequently.
|Palazzi on The Canal Grande, Venice, 2001|
|Bomarzo, Lazio, 2005|
|Monteriggioni, Siena, 2004|
From the 1950s onwards, Carlo was inspired by the Cubist movement when is came to his still life painting. This early 20th century movement pioneered by Picasso and Braque was incredibly influential, changing the face of painting forever, and would be impossible for a young artist to ignore.
Carlo was very successful at deconstructing the objects and the space around them, creating bold reconstructions but also very subtle ones.
|Still Life Bisleri, 1975|
But it's a group of paintings in 1955 that fascinate me. Carlo's body of work is mainly made up of landscape and still life, but around this time, there is a series of female figures in all their differing moods.
|Blue Girl, 1955|
|Nude With Crossed Arms, 1955|
|Girl in Green Dress, 1955|
I guess it's not surprising that a man in his mid-twenties may have been preoccupied with love. And I think Carlo was a true romantic
|Donne Innamorate, 1955|
This stunning painting - Women in Love - is classical in style and an unashamed ode to the gentleness and warmth of love. It is optimistic and peaceful, and I think this painting reflects the nature of the man the most.
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