Francesco Cangiullo | the artist




The artist Francesco Cangiullo
Born Jan 27 1884, Napoli, Italy.
Died July 22 1976 Leghorn.

Style and technique of the artist: Printmakers, Futurism, Writing, Painting,

Parolalibera is a painting by an artist who saw the future as a great novelty to be discovered: Francesco Cangiullo. In 1930 he published “The Futurist evenings” followed by many other works of fiction and poetry witnessing the beginning of the season of memories.


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Francesco Cangiullo, in a complex pun, animated letters into students climbing the steps of the Faculty of Letters, the stairs becoming the classical stairs of learning, the gradus ad Parnassum…
In his best-known work, drawn in 1915 but published four years later, Cangiullo whimsically depicts a lively evening at the variety theater in his hometown of Naples in which the dancers, singers, acrobats, and comedians are composed of letters, numbers, and mathematical signs. This lyrical narrative, a pictorial interpretation of Marinetti’s words-in-freedom is reproduced on the screens above…


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