Multicolor art at GAM Torino


Gam is the acronym for Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. It is placed in Turin – Piedmont, Italy. This beautiful museum contains very interesting artworks such as paintings, sculptures realized between 1800 and 1900 and aims at always innovate in order to surprise the visitors. So you can admire not only the famous artists Picasso, Kandinsky, De Chirico but also a series of mysterious, enigmatic, original pieces so nice to appreciate. They are starting points for learn new styles. This is a good reason to tell you with this article and some of my pictures the rich culture of this art gallery. I start with the “Composizione T50” by Hartung. The number represents the author’s year birth. The predominant colors (light blu and brown) impact creating a zigzag comparable to a lightning or to the cat scratch. The rhythmic log is repeated in “Labirinto N.11”, created by Carla Accardi characterized by black and white marks. Marks on the other hand in “Superficie 141” by Capogrossi are realized with various elements perhaps clips, pitchforks with a well- defined order similar to Mondrian but more fantastic, transmitting calm but at the same time e exasperation. Capogrossi composed moreover the painting “Superficie 213” with the same meaning of the previous work but with a more emphasized yellow color also used by Veronesi in “Composizione 6 “ distinguished by dynamic lines. Not only exasperation but also anguish, pain are recurring themes presented by Vedova, Appel and Kiefer with their respective artworks “Immagine del Tempo 2”, La Testa del Sole” and “Humbaba”, this last, in black, inspired by a babylonian divinity. According to me the Vedova style is less enigmatic here in Turin than that found in Venice (Magazzino del sale). Enigmatic elements can be found in Spin Disc by Tilson in his pop art. It is notable the Picabia “Le baisier” with two bad people kissing each other, symbols of the society at that time. The black color is present also in the original sculpture “Paesaggio lunare” by Nevelson. Later, proceeding, colors become more light as described by Griffa with the “6 colori” associated to six horizontal brushstrokes (seven if we consider that the first and the last are the same) till to obtain brighting colors presented by Dix in “Untemhaus”, a mix of dadaism, cubism and futurism and by Parmigianni in “Ab Olimpo” inspired by Mantegna and the classical art; a white painting with a light blu iris symbolizing the sky. I think it’s an original artwork, a sort of incarnation of absolute beauty. Don’t miss “Un uccello rosso, rami verdi davanti a tronchi d’albero, “ by Leger so colorful. I would like to finish this presentation with the multicolor flowered painting by De Maria, the “Regno dei Fiori Musicali”, that represents the beauty of Nature with flowers, stars realized with more colors, mainly blu, red and yellow: it seems to transmit this message: art is only joy, art cancels any form of pain. That’s why my heart is full of harmony, peace when I visited a museum such this described. I hope people can as soon as possible visit these sites, because culture is very important. Culture improves our life. it’s better than walking around, play with devices. Only then our mind will be able to get rich. The slide show in the link below refers to artworks mentioned in order.