Râaga Blanda

I was one of the very first in Italy to represent the abstract art movement, related to Dadaism (I personally knew Tristan Tzara and other representatives of the movement). I exposed its theory in a small publication from 1920, Abstract Art, published in the “Dada editions” of Maglioni and Strini in Rome, and which also contained some of my poems and reproductions of my paintings (*). However, in this text, the aesthetical condition was ultimately relegated to the second order in relation to the expression of the effort towards the unconditioned, joined with repercussions of the crisis I’ve already mentioned, the severest phase of which corresponded to the period of my latest artistic experiments. In that pamphlet, I denounced in the name of a “superior liberty” the “aspirtuality” of all that is usually considered as spiritual, of “humanity’s” values and of spontaneous creativity, as well as of romantic and tragic forms of art. (read more)

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