|Birthname||Carra, Carlo Dalmazzo|
|born on||11 February 1881 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )|
|Place||Quargnento, Italy, 44n57, 8e29|
|Timezone||LST m12e29 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||23°00' 23°06 Asc. 11°42'|
Italian artist and essayist, a leader of the Futurist movement. Carrà is probably best known for his still life's done in the Metaphysical style. He taught for many years at the Milan Academy, and greatly influenced Italian art of the first half of the 20th century. Carrà was primarily self-taught, but did study painting briefly at the Brera Academy in Milan. He was converted to Futurism in 1909, after meeting the poet Filippo Marinetti and the artist Umberto Boccioni. The action, power and violence prevalent in paintings of this type are all evident in Carrà’s "The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli," 1911.
While serving in the army in 1917, he met Giorgio de Chirico. His paintings from this period were an attempt to capture an unsettling sense of life existing in everyday objects, a style that Carrà and de Chirico called Metaphysical. Possibly his best known work from that period, "The Enchanted Room," 1917, was full of mystery and apprehension, done with exaggerated Renaissance perspective. A year later, he parted ways with de Chirico and began to paint melancholy figurative works such as "Morning by the Sea," 1928.
He died on 4/13/1966, Milan, Italy.
Gauquelin Vol 4/1166 (2:00 PM Rome time)
- Traits : Personality : Mystical
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Metaphysical painter)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Essayist)