Ritratto di Gina Severini (1934). Gino Severini (Italian, 1883-1966). Oil on canvas. Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino.
While closely associated with the Futurist movement, Severini’s artistic style metamorphosed several times throughout his career. He is best known for using color to accentuate contrasts and emphasize his compositions’ musicality, which owes to his study of complementary colors and early adoption of Divisionism. He would later experiment with a Neoclassical figurative style.