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Renato
Guttuso



 

 

Renato Guttuso
 

(b Bagheria, nr Palermo, 2 Jan 1912; d Rome, 18 Jan 1987).

Italian painter. He gained his first practical experience of art in the form of Sicilian cart-painting in the bottega of a family friend Emilio Murdolo. The images of the exploits of the Normans in Sicily that adorned these carts instilled in Guttuso a strong and lasting preference for epic stories and vivacity of colour; similarly, the knowledge that he gained of the Sicilian countryside and peasantry through his father, a land-surveyor and committed socialist, had a marked effect on his work as a mature artist. While still at school in Palermo, he began to study painting in 1928 under Pippo Rizzo (b 1898), a minor Futurist who had extensive contacts with mainland Italy. He began studying law in 1930 at the University of Palermo but left the course soon after exhibiting at the Quadriennale in Rome in 1931.

 

 
 

 

 

Self-Portrait
1936


 

Ritratto di Mimise con il cappello rosso
1940


 

Crocifissione
1940-41


 

Le cucitrici
1947


 

La battaglia di Ponte dell'Ammiraglio
1951-52


 

Boogie Woogie
1953


 

Quattro figure sulla spiaggia
1957


 

Caffe Greco
1976


 

Caffe Greco


 

Spes contra S
pem
1982


 

Pugilatori
1983


 

La nuvola rossa
1966


 

Fuga dall'Etna
1938-39


 

Balcone
1942


 

Ragazze di Palermo
1940


 

Tetti di Via Leonina
1962


 

La Vucciria
1974


 

La visita della sera
1980


 

Tetti di Palermo
1985


 

Interno con accessori di studio
1960



 

Ballo campestre
1945



 

The Discussion
1959-60
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