Carla Badiali

Carla BADIALI | Opere e biografia


Carla Badiali was an Italian painter active during the 1900s.

He was born in Novedrate, in the province of Como, on November 9, 1907, from Rosa Molteni and Ettore Badiali. He spent his childhood in France, where his family had moved for work reasons. In the land beyond the Alps, he devoted himself to music, studying piano for eight years, and to painting, painting in oil with his father.

Returning to Como at the age of sixteen, Carla Badiali began attending theIndustrial Technical Institute for Silk Processing. Here he meets the Professor Manlio Rho, her drawing professor as well as a painter from Como among the greatest Italian exponents of abstractionism, who will influence her in her artistic training. Indeed, it will be Manlio Rho himself who will introduce her to the group of Como abstractionists, an experience that will definitively orient her towardsabstractionism.

Throughout her life, Carla Badiali worked both in the design of fabrics and fabrics, mainly for the major silk factories in Como, and in painting.

The first exhibition of Carla Badiali, together with the Como abstractionists, took place in 1936, when a Villa Olmo to Como if you have the Exhibition of modern Italian painting.

In 1940 his subscription to the "Manifesto of the primordial futurist group Sant'Elia", which will lead her to exhibit works of art with the promoter group of the poster itself.

With the beginning of the war, Carla Badiali decides to neglect art to embrace the anti-fascist cause, being arrested in 1945 due to her activities against the regime. Locked up in the San Vittore prison in Milan, the painter will resume the activity of designing fabrics once she is released from prison.

Carla Badiali designs fabrics for Italian and international fashion houses, among which Dior and Chanel stand out, and it will not be until 1951 that she will return to exhibit her works.

His activity will continue throughout the 1900s, until his death in Como in 1992.