Emilio Vedova, Image of Time (Barrier) (Immagine del tempo [Sbarramento]), 1951.
Lucy Flint (Guggenheim): 'Emilio Vedova’s work has antecedents in the long tradition of dynamic expression that has existed in Italian art since Tintoretto. Like the Futurists, Vedova sees his work as a response to contemporary social upheavals. Though he shares the emotional pitch of the Futurists, his political position is antithetical to theirs. While they romantically celebrated the aggressive energies of societal conflict, Vedova in his feverish, violent canvases conveys in abstract terms his horror and moral protestation in the face of man’s assault on his own kind.' [Read More]