Tato (Guglielmo Sansoni) - Natura (Stilleben mit Kanne und Glas)

Tato (Guglielmo Sansoni) - Natura (Stilleben mit Kanne und Glas) - image-1
Tato (Guglielmo Sansoni) - Natura (Stilleben mit Kanne und Glas) - image-1

Tato (Guglielmo Sansoni)

Natura (Stilleben mit Kanne und Glas)

oil on wood 30 x 24,8 cm

Guglielmo Sansoni was an Italian Futurist and a leading representative of 'aeropittura' (aeropainting). In 1920, he staged a fictitious funeral in order to 'die' as an ordinary citizen and be 'reborn' under the nom d'artiste Tato. In the mid-1920s, he settled in Rome, and in 1929, together with the founder of Futurism, the writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and other Futurist artists, he published the 'Manifesto dell'Aeropittura'. 'Aeropittura', as a style within Italian Futurism, was characterized by the glorification and the aesthetics of air travel and speed. Tato stood for a documentary, illustrative style of depiction. His paintings are typically distinguished by a palette of earth tones and by an ornamental articulation of the pictorial space. Tato is not only responsible for a large body of paintings, but also for a rich photographic oeuvre. He recorded his experiences in the Futurist movement in his autobiography, 'Tato raccontato da Tato, vent'anni di futurism', published in 1941.


With a photo-certificate from Salvatore Ventura, Bergamo, dated 1 June 2012. The work will be included in the catalogue raisonné currently in preparation.


Hermann Hörner, Schwäbisch Gmünd 1904-1967, probably acquired in Italy from the artist, since then private possession, Southern Germany

Lot 405 Dα

5.000 € - 7.000 €

6.100 €