Alberto Burri was an Italian painter and sculptor considered a key figure
in Post-War art and such artistic movements as Neo-Dada, Nouveau
réalisme, postminimalism and Arte Povera.
In one of his very rare statements, Burri claimed that the critics’ words, as
well as his own, were of no use in offering a description of his artworks,
affirming that its only real key strength was the formal balance that poor
and industrial materials were surprisingly able to give.
Italian, 1915–1995, Città di Castello, Italy, based in Rome, Italy