(ANSA) - ROME, OCTOBER 05 - One of the most shy Italian masters of the twentieth century, Guido Strazza turns 100 in December and celebrates with an important donation to the Lincei, a corpus of hundreds of his engravings with which contemporary art enters the collection of Corsini Academy and Library.
Former director of the Accademia delle BelleArti and of the Accademia di San Luca, often awarded for the lageniality of graphics, the artist known for his "signs" of him will formalize his legacy with a ceremony that will take place tomorrow, October 6, in via della Lungara.
The series donated, from Trees to Quadrangular Trama, from Segni diRoma to Orizzonti, were selected in agreement with the artist, explain by the Lincei, among those that could best relate "with the ancient graphic heritage in the possession of the Corsiniana Library".
And in the choice, the author's proofs and the editions with handwritten amatita notations, indications for the printer, comments on the results of the press were privileged.
Born in 1922, with a degree in engineering, introduced to art by Marinetti, Strazza dedicated his very long career as a painter and engraver, which from the second futurism led him to spatialism, to an incessant experimentation, to the research and study of the sign as the key to access. to the very essence of Nature: "If, as I believe it always is- he wrote in Interference,
His works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, including the twentieth century at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome (2001).
Seianni ago the national gallery of modern art dedicated a retrospective to him.
The prints, underline by the Lincei, will be transferred to the library in the coming months, placed in a special chest of drawers, cataloged and made available to students for consultation.