Ieri e Oggi
by
Armando Baldinelli
From the estate collection of the late Armando Baldinelli,
curated by Chris de Klerk
16 September 2020
Baldinelli was a versatile artist who also did charcoal drawings, oil paintings (including an enormous one for the State Theatre in Pretoria), watercolours, stone paintings, wood engravings and frescoes, many of which are in galleries and private and corporate collections in Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna, Venice, New York, London, Tokyo and South Africa. Baldinelli was born in the Italian city of Ancona on September 13 1908. He began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome when he was 17, and continued at the Bologna Lyceum and the School of Advanced Arts in Modena. By 30 he had become a regular participant in the Venice Biennale and had exhibited in Berlin, Budapest and cities throughout Italy. He saw active service in World War 2. He became a captain and was leaving for the Russian front (where half the Italian army had been slaughtered) when the war ended. Afterwards he travelled and exhibited extensively in Europe, the US and the Far East. By the 1950s, his wife, Gianna, had died (at the age of 26), and he had become disaffected by the increasingly turbulent state of affairs in post-war Italy where the rise in popularity of the communists was not the least of his concerns. A friend who was managing the Carlton Hotel in Johannesburg suggested he visit South Africa. He fell in love with the country and with indications that there'd be a good market for his work, he decided to stay. 
Baldinelli was a small, gregarious man with boundless energy. He was driven by a relentless hunger to transform his passion into art as directly as possible, and an equally relentless appetite for popular recognition. Baldinelli never remarried, but bachelorhood had its compensations. His eye for young, beautiful women was legendary. The female form, along with the South African landscape, was his greatest source of inspiration and its rounded shapes are evident in most of his work.
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Armando Baldinelli - Sybil
Armando Baldinelli
"Sybil"
1948
Oil on Board
68cm x 48cm
Framed
R 135 000
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Armando Baldinelli - Night Flight
Armando Baldinelli
"Night Flight"
1964
Mixed media on Board
61cm x 90cm
Framed
R 40 000
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Armando Baldinelli - Heart Transplant
Armando Baldinelli
"Heart Transplant"
1971
Oil on Board
74cm x 63cm
Framed
R 40 000
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Armando Baldinelli - Nude
Armando Baldinelli
"Nude"
1977
Mixed media on Paper
59cm x 100cm
Framed
R 10 000
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Armando Baldinelli - Swazi Princess
Armando Baldinelli
"Swazi Princess"
1977
Oil on Canvas
111cm x 86cm
Framed
R 150 000
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Armando Baldinelli - My rose will never Die - Self Portrait
Armando Baldinelli
"My rose will never Die - Self Portrait"
1977
Oil on Canvas
120cm x 129cm
Framed
R 300 000
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Armando Baldinelli - Back Nude
Armando Baldinelli
"Back Nude"
1982
Oil on Canvas
104cm x 87cm
Framed
R 50 000
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Armando Baldinelli - Afternoon with Faun
Armando Baldinelli
"Afternoon with Faun"
1986
Oil on Board
48cm x 60cm
Framed
R 35 000
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Armando Baldinelli - In Eve's Garden
Armando Baldinelli
"In Eve's Garden"
1980
Oil on Fabriano Paper
70cm x 86cm
Framed
R 35 000
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Armando Baldinelli - Tango
Armando Baldinelli
"Tango"
1989
Gouache on paper
96cm x 65cm
Framed
R 8 000
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Armando Baldinelli - In the Village
Armando Baldinelli
"In the Village"
1986
Oil on Paper
81cm x 61cm
Framed
R 40 000
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Armando Baldinelli - Mary with Angel
Armando Baldinelli
"Mary with Angel"
1994
Acrylic on Paper
61cm x 82cm
Framed
R 35 000
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Armando Baldinelli - The Three Patron Saints
Armando Baldinelli
"The Three Patron Saints"
1994
Mixed Media on Board
84cm x 107cm
Framed
R 35 000
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Armando Baldinelli - The two Romes
Armando Baldinelli
"The two Romes"
1994
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
64cm x 93cm
Framed
R 30 000
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