Carra, Carlo

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Name
Carra, Carlo Gender: M
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)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 23°00' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°06 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 11°42'



Carlo Carra
photo: Sergio ibañez diez, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 4/1166 (2:00 PM Rome time)

Categories

  • 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)