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Giuseppe Biasi, Sardinian women on a shore


GIUSEPPE BIASI DA TEULADA (Sassari 1885 - Andorno Micca / Biella 1945) SARDINIAN WOMEN ON A SHORE
Two colour linocut, printed on thin tissue paper. Inscribed in black chalk Cinquanta copie num. 19/50' and signed 'G. Biasi / Sassari. With large margins, a few flaws at the margin, generally in very good condition. To the borderline 245 x 300 mm. the full sheet measuring 500 x 410 mm.

Giuseppe Biasi was an Italian painter, printmaker and illustrator. While pursuing classical studies in accordance with his family’s wishes, Biasi became well known in his hometown for caricatures published in local humorous journals when he was still very young. His drawings kept up to date with the latest French and above all Mittel-European models and achieved considerable success also beyond the national borders. He contributed to the most important Italian magazines of the period, including L’illustrazione italiana, Avanti della Domenica and Il Giornalino della Domenica, and finally established himself as the illustrator of Grazia Deledda, with whom he shared a determination to assert the specific values of Sardinian culture in post-unification Italy. He also began painting, primarily folkloristic depictions of his homeland but informed by an awareness of the latest developments in European painting, with which he came into contact very early through the shows of the Secessione Romana movement and the Venice Biennale, where he made his debut at the Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Città di Venezia in 1909. Participation in exhibitions in Rome and Milan was interrupted only for the short period when he served as a volunteer in World War I. In 1916 Biasi moved to Milan where he exhibited at the Galleria Pesaro together with Aroldo Bonzagni. The period 1924–26 saw a number of journeys to North Africa in search of ways to revitalize his means of expression. In the forties he developed an interest in decoration and experimentation with mosaic and fresco techniques.

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