Domenico Cantatore: the painter was born in Ruvo di Puglia in 1906.

 



Formation
He studied and lived on his own from a very early age, having left his birthplace to go to live in Rome. Shortly afterwards, in 1924, he moved on to Milan. He held his first personal exhibition at the Milan Gallery in 1929, already revealing himself as a painter of high quality in the way he was able to identify the reality of the region where he originated from. His landscapes and still life, the sombre and enigmatic figures of the country folk are firmly anchored in his origins.


 


Paris
He became a friend of artists and writers who, like himself, were young people trying to make their way along the road of art. In 1932 he left for Paris, with the financial help of a dear friend. This unexpected help allowed him the possibility to really get to know the impressionists, although his problem to make ends meet was still as serious as it had been it Italy.

In Paris he had the opportunity to study the paintings of P.Picasso and Fauves. Of his Parisian sojourn there remains a note-book, some dry points, works in which it can be seen that the painter refined his linear synthesis to an arabesque purity.

 



Personal Exhibitions
He returned to Milan and in 1934 held an exhibition at the Milione Gallery, with the works of his Parisian period. He subsequently participated at the Bergamo award, and Venice Biennials that dedicated walls to him, and the Rome Quadrennial with personal showrooms. He also held personal exhibitions at the Barbaroux, Genoa, Annunciata and Gianferrari Galleries. In 1938 he illustrated poems of Sinisgalli with six drawings and in 1941 the Scheiwiller Poets’ Portico. 

 

"Gitana"

"Crocifissione"

"Girasoli"

 

 

 

 

Formation
He studied and lived on his own from a very early age, having left his birthplace to go to live in Rome. Shortly afterwards, in 1924, he moved on to Milan. He held his first personal exhibition at the Milan Gallery in 1929, already revealing himself as a painter of high quality in the way he was able to identify the reality of the region where he originated from. His landscapes and still life, the sombre and enigmatic figures of the country folk are firmly anchored in his origins.


 


Paris
He became a friend of artists and writers who, like himself, were young people trying to make their way along the road of art. In 1932 he left for Paris, with the financial help of a dear friend. This unexpected help allowed him the possibility to really get to know the impressionists, although his problem to make ends meet was still as serious as it had been it Italy.
 


In Paris he had the opportunity to study the paintings of P.Picasso and Fauves. Of his Parisian sojourn there remains a note-book, some dry points, works in which it can be seen that the painter refined his linear synthesis to an arabesque purity.

 



Personal Exhibitions
He returned to Milan and in 1934 held an exhibition at the Milione Gallery, with the works of his Parisian period. He subsequently participated at the Bergamo award, and Venice Biennials that dedicated walls to him, and the Rome Quadrennial with personal showrooms. He also held personal exhibitions at the Barbaroux, Genoa, Annunciata and Gianferrari Galleries. In 1938 he illustrated poems of Sinisgalli with six drawings and in 1941 the Scheiwiller Poets’ Portico.
 

 

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