Giulio Turcato (Mantua 1912 – Rome 1995) was an Italian painter, one of the main exponents of Italian informal abstraction. In 1932 he began exhibiting in group shows and was committed to opening up Italian culture beyond national horizons and beyond the limitations dictated by tradition and rhetoric. He took an active part in the experiments of Formalism, signing the Forma 1 manifesto, and later the Fronte Nuovo delle Arti and the Gruppo degli Otto. His continuous research is never revealed as a transgression for its own sake, but rather as the creation of a new, light, rapid and essential language that is nevertheless capable of communicating a thought, very often of a politico-social nature: a goal that Turcato fully achieves through plays of colour, light and material, each time different and surprising.
Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition held in Ravenna in 1982.
Curated by Flaminio Gualdoni (Italian)
Essegi – Contemporary artists