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Murnau-Staffelsee I (detail), 1908, oil on paper laid on board by Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Italian painter, born in Florence, where he studied at the Academy. In the early 1970s he worked with *Conceptual and *Performance art, but he returned to painting in 1975 and by the end of the decade he had adopted the style with which he has become one of the best-known Italian painters of his generation, characteristically featuring muscle-bound figures in pseudo-heroic situations parodying the Old Masters.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)
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