Natale Sapone - Acrylic on aluminum

Towards the end of the sixties Natale Sapone radicalizes his approach and starts to build his paintings completely with the compass. It is a group of works which he sums up with the term "Movement". Simultaneously with the radicalization of the building making a radicalization of the color treatment. 

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Characteristic of the work of Sapone is the circle that was overlooked by many artists in favor of concrete square and right angle. Since the 70s , he worked on variations of the square , the circle and the segment of the circle. Thus, it was born through dynamic rotations perceptible space later through sorting and intersection of circles on the basis of the right angle led to pentagons .

Thus, in the 80 pentagons marrying circles and angles , he developed a system of harmonious and orderly grid offering a multitude of varied expressions. This rational closely related system with more subjective choices are recurrent in the creative process Sapone . Through the use of selected colors and their locations , the artist is fully aware of the expected outcome .

With tones defined in black and white contrast and complementary clouds, the artist delivers a harmony of colors , mixing turn around and felt.



Promoted knight of honor of national solidarity by the President of the Italian Republic for his long artistic creativity in Switzerland and representative of the Italian culture.

First prize of the city of Geneva, Clock Museum , awards for his work on the enamel in Geneva.

First prize " Kunst am Bau " for his sculpture at the University of Zürich- Irchel .

Distinction of the city of Frauenfeld in gratitude for his artistic work .

Crop price Thurgau Frauenfeld .


Exhibitions ( selection )

By the mid 40s, Natale Sapone has participated in numerous solo and groups in various countries such as Italy , Germany and Switzerland.

Natale Sapone , Scaccabarozzi Antonio and Francesco Pignatelli, Line Gallery , Zürich, 2013

Natale Sapone (1921 - 2002) Vom Frühwerk zur Reife ,
Kunstverein Frauenfeld, 21.06.2009 - 26.07.2009

Natale Sapone , Retrospektive , Bilder , Plastiken , Serigraphien , Schmuck
Kunstverein Frauenfeld, 29/09/1996 - 10/27/1996

Natale Sapone , 16. Skulpturen - Ausstellung
Wiese beim Stadthaus Uster, 01.05.1992 - 30.09.1992

Natale Sapone , Spiel und Ernst, Kunsthaus Glarus , 1979

Natale Sapone , University Art Museum, Austin TX (USA) 1975



1931 - 1939 Studium am Istituto d'Arte " Mattia Preti " , Reggio Calabria
1939 Goes to live in Milan
1940 Maturità Artistica , Mailand ; Following his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts with Professor Bera Palanti Milan.
1940 - 1945 Military Service
1945 - 1946 Professor of Drawing at school Reggio Calabra .
1946 - 1947 Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan with Prof. Atanasio Soldati .
Obtained the diploma of graduation in design and decoration. Working with architects Peresutti , Rogers and Belgioioso Milan.
Share in 1947 to live in Switzerland
1947 - 1949 Worked as a designer in an art workshop ceramic Einsiedlen
1949 Employed as a designer in Frauenfeld , then became a freelance artist
1950 - 1951 he studied at the Académie André Lhote in Paris
1951 Lives in Frauenfeld
1970 Creation of works of art for Rosenthal ( D)
1974 Creates jewelry - objects Bücherer in Zurich.
† 06.01.2002 Dies in Frauenfeld .

  • Period 1973
  • Width 28 in
  • Height 25 in