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Sante Monachesi was born in Macerata in 1910. He trained as an engraver and sculptor, focusing from the beginning of his work on the relationship between the figure and the surrounding space. In 1931 he went to Rome with friends Tano and Peschi, where he approached the climate of Aeropittura and attended the studio of Balla, to become a leading exponent of the movement, particularly in his region. His painting is plant futurist but in it there are also influences Michelangelo, also dictated by his training as a sculptor. In 1932 he was among the founders of the Futurist Group Macerata and is active in the field of promotion of the movement, through the participation and organization of exhibitions and collaboration with major magazines, especially as an illustrator. In 1936 he enrolled in the course of Scenography, the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome, the city where he settled permanently since 1940. In 1937 he exhibited at the Universal Exhibition in Paris works in unusual materials, such as aluminum, which open up new possibilities for plastic sculpture futurist. It realizes also a lot of works aeropittoriche exposed to the Biennial lagoon of 1938 and to New York. In the war years he closes the futurist chapter with works on aerial bombings of figurative nature, approaching in the fifties to fauves ancestry, in parallel continues to work with new materials, including foam rubber and polymetracrylate, in the sixties. From 1962 to 1970, inspired by the space conquests, he publishes a series of posters of the Agravitazionale Movement, AGRÀ, in which he exposes his utopian idea of a new poetic society, creative, free in all fields from art, to economy, to science: a society in which the absence of gravity makes thoughts able to hover beyond the cages of the bleak contemporary world. He died in Rome in 1991.

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