The painting by artist "Iras" Baldessari Robert Marcello represents a Dutch flower market in Amsterdam. The painter describes a serene sky, which is reflected on the still surface of the sea. A few figures wrapped in heavy colored clothes bustle around the market. On the left, a mother holds her baby in her arms, observing the flowers from a distance. The whole painting is wrapped in an ethereal white, which veils the sky, the water, the houses, the profiles of people and boats, giving the typical effect of the air still charged with the humidity of the rain.
Roberto Marcello "Iras" Baldessari (Innsbruck, March 23, 1894 - Rome, June 22, 1965) Painter born in Innsbruck is an artist with a complex career and life: a futurist close to Boccioni but also a traditional painter to other periods of his fluctuating artistic experience. Especially Boccioni and Rosai were the main point of his inspiration. Two years later, he went to Milan to organize the “First Futurist Exhibition” at Palazzo Cova, in which he participated with 14 paintings. In 1921, he participated in the Futurist Exhibition in Paris. To distinguish himself from the architect Luciano Baldessari, at the time a talented watercolorist, he signed himself from that moment as 'Iras - Baldessari'. He then moved on to abstract painting, with clear simplifications of form to later arrive at a return to traditional art, especially after his transfer to Germany (from 1934 to 1937) and in the final phase of his career. Venetian and Italian lakes such as Garda and Como are among his favorite subjects.
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 20th Century
Dimensions: 37"W x 30"H
Inventory Number: XX224