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Bonadei, Aldolocked

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Brazilian, 20th century, male.

Born 1906; died 1974.

Painter.

Although in his early stages, Bonadei's painting was characterised by academicism, in around 1935 he moved towards a simplification of forms and space, following the example of the Cubists. His colours remained muted and gentle, managing to balance emotion and reason, but becoming warmer again, sometimes with a hint of Matisse. He very occasionally painted human figures....

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