By Giuliano Serafini
Alberto Burri used to be born in Città di Castello, in Umbria in 1915. He earned a scientific measure from the collage of Perugia focusing on tropical drugs. On 12 October 1940, days after Italy entered global conflict II, Burri was once known as up as a medic and despatched to Libya in March 1943. On eight may possibly 1944 after the defeat of the Axis forces, his unit used to be captured in Tunisia, he used to be interned in Camp Howze prisoner-of-war camp in Gainesville, Texas, the place he started to paint. His first work have been perspectives of the wasteland he may perhaps see from the legal camp and nonetheless life's with paints and canvases provided by way of the YMCA. He basically painted "nostalgic Umbrian landscapes and figures", as Milton Gendel defined in an ArtNews factor released in 1954. He amassed previous burlap sacks and taken them with him upon his go back to Italy and persisted to take advantage of them in preference to canvas. He persevered to exploit burlap, having a offer from the neighborhood miller.
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