ROBERTO MARCELLO BALDESSARI
detto BALDESSARI R.M.
INNSBRUCK (AUSTRIA), 1894 - ROMA, 1965
code: 4087
La Tradotta
ROBERTO MARCELLO BALDESSARI
1916
oil su canvas
35 x 95
signed and dated
Provenienza: Private Collection, Padua Private Collection, Rome Dorotheum, May 15, 2013, lot 1341 Acquired from the above by the present owner – Private Collection, New York
Autentica: This work is registered at the Archivio Unico per il Catalogo delle Opere Futuriste di Roberto Marcello Baldessari, Rovereto, at no. B16 – 91 “Dipinti” and is accompanied by a certificate of archiving.

This intense, patriotic work executed in 1916 represents well the interventionist spirit of Futurismo. Tradotta was the name given to the special trains that transported the soldiers to the battlefront and back all along Italy. After the dramatic development of the war events and trough the narration of the war experience of his friend Ottone Rosai, Baldessari will come again on the theme in a very different critical way and with a deep attention to the human dram as we can see in “Il treno dei feriti” (1918), maybe one of the most famous of his paintings, today at Museo Civico in Rovereto.

Auction house: DOROTHEUM - WIEN
Auction: Arte moderna del 26/05/2022
Lot: 24
Appraisal: € 50.000,00 / 70.000,00
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