oil on canvas, 59×50 cm

Signed and dated upper left P. Conti ’77

Conti never abandoned the human figure, even in seasons of more intense aniconic experimentation. The beautiful Portrait of Magdalene would not be, however, without the assumption of his path in the avant-garde: the absolute domination of the surface makes the face a form aroused from nothing, the different patterning of the eyes gives back to the image its psychological connotation, the scratches on the blouse seem to translate the silky material of the fabric into counterpoint, the most subtle values are captured and highlighted with absolute nonchalance .