oil on canvas, 79.5×65 cm

signed lower left U. Conti

Rather than being marked by a purely perceptual interest, Conti’s adherence to Fauvism goes beyond the dimension of the eye to invest the sphere from which images spring. In Interventionist Demonstration we have an example of this. The fauve style is applied to a topical subject, attributable to the futurist conception. The square, portrayed from above like the streets of Paris in the paintings of Matisse and Marquet, is a device already used by Conti in a 1914 drawing, where the vision is characterized by the tense dynamism of the signs. In this case, on the contrary, a pause of emptiness hovers around each line, in which the eye loses itself by welcoming the invitation to dream.