Fausto Pirandello (1899 – 1975) was one of the most important and influential painters working in Italy between the 1930s and the 1950s. This, the first exhibition to be devoted to his work in the UK, presents the work of a figure who was central to Italian culture during the mid-twentieth century but who is perhaps less familiar outside his native country than his famous father, the dramatist and writer Luigi Pirandello. The exhibition runs from 8 July – 6 September 2015 at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in London. Comprising some 50 works, the show includes many of Pirandello’s masterpieces in this complete overview spanning his entire career. Like Lucian Freud, Fausto Pirandello’s vision of reality was raw, carnal and unflinchingly objective. Among the key works on display are Women with Salamander (1928-30), Gymnasium (c. 1934), The Staircase (1934), Drought (1936-37), Women Combing t

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