Carlo Alfano, o della pittura come (im) possibile necessità
Maria De Vivo
The enquiry concerning “the terms of painting”, its necessity and the enunciation of the impossibility of
representation, is the thread that binds all the research by Carlo Alfano (1932-1990). This article focuses on some specific moments of an extensive and complex production which is difficult to place in a precise art movement, and aims at analyzing the prolific laterality of an artist who constantly questioned the history of art and its “figurae”. Carlo Alfano disrupted the rules, broke spatial balances and analytically examined the human condition, also in light of the philosophy of Michel Foucault which surfaces in many aspects of his unorthodox method of action.