Happy Birthday, Sandro Chia!

By Adriana Baranello

Happy Birthday, Sandro Chia!

Sculptor and painter Sandro Chia was born 20 April 1946 in Florence, where he also attended the Accademia delle Belle Arti. Along with Mimmo Paladino, and Francesco Clemente, Chia was a member of the Transavanguardia italiana, a neo-expressionist movement whose apex was in the 1980s. Chia’s oil paintings are vibrantly colored figurative works abound with  themes of eroticism, melancholy and death.


References:

Monica Bohm Duchen. “Chia, Sandro.” Oxford Art Online

Sandro Chia: Official Website


Courageous Boys at Work, 1981, oil on canvas, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Half Past Twelve, 1992-93, oil on canvas, private collection.

Cocktail, 1981-82, oil on canvas, private collectoin.

The Pharmacist’s Son, 1981, oil on canvas, private collection.

Spring, 1981-82, oil on canvas, private collection.

The Idleness of Sisyphus, 1984, oil on canvas, private collection.

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