Fausto Maria Franchi

Partita a scacchi

Artist: Fausto Maria Franchi (Italy)

Title: Partita a scacchi

Date: 2017

Medium: Oil on canvas, with cloth insertion

Dimension (cm):

L 125


H 80


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Partita a scacchi is a work of Fausto Maria Franchi’s collection.

We could say that it is the clash, in chess terms, between two metaphysical visions: Picasso and Franchi.
Two forms of chess that diverge sharply in their presence. The whites with suffering shapes, a sort of Guernica memory and the blacks with bizarre shapes, but with an aggressive attitude. A checkmate? Or just a move that eats the queen? Unlike his other paintings, here the color highlights a subject, in a scene dominated by gray tones, the same chessboard is relegated to a corner, as if the game has turned into a real confrontation in a moment. Everything gives a sense of drama. An assault on the opponent.

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