Artist Vito Campanella Although Vito Campanella?? started to paint at the age of 14 in his native Monopoli, his love for visual arts began much earlier. He was born in 1932 and endured the sorrow, agony and shortage that surrounded World War II. In the aftermath of the armed conflict, daily life in Southern Italy changed forever. Allied planes crisscrossing the sky and ceaseless bombings left indelible memories he later translated into works of art. As a child, Campanella used to attend both primary and art schools, where his painting gift thrived and ripened. His early calling soon turned into a sound career. In 1948 the young artist was selected to create a mural to adorn the local church and earned the Pintura delle Regioni Award?? in Naples. Shortly after, Campanella was invited to show his paintings in Bari, where he was awarded at the age of 20. Later he moved to Florence where he enthusiastically participated in its rich cultural activities and continued to paint. Always on the move and eager to expand his aesthetic potential, he tried many different styles, including Pop art, abstraction and geometry before discovering in Surrealism his true field... Source: https://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2011/12/vito-campanella-1932-italy.html #art #painting #surrealism #contemporary

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