Carla Badiali biography




Carla Badiali it was a Italian painter active during the 1900s.

He was born in Novedrate, in the province of Como, on November 9, 1907, to Rosa Molteni and Ettore Badiali. He spent his childhood in France, where the 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 oils 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 Como painter among the greatest Italian exponents of abstract art, who will influence her artistic training. In fact, it will be Manlio Rho himself who will introduce her to the group of abstract artists from Como, an experience that will definitively direct her towards theabstractionism.

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

Carla Badiali's first exhibition, together with the Como abstract artists, took place in 1936, when in 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 manifesto itself.

With the start of the war, Carla Badiali decides to neglect art to embrace the anti-fascist cause, being arrested in 1945 because of her activity against the regime. Imprisoned 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 only be from 1951 that she will return to exhibiting her works.

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

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