Two painters who were far ahead of their times Kalmakoff (1873-1955) & Savinio (1891-1952):
Nicholas Kalmakoff‘s style had a sort of Art Nouveau influence in the external approach with a mystical and fantastic filling inside. His paintings reflect his various obsessions with martyrdom, asceticism, decadence, spirituality and sexuality.
Alberto Savinio was an Italian writer, painter, musician, journalist, essayist, playwright, set designer and composer. His work deals with philosophical and psychological themes. He was a renaissance man of the twentieth century; he worked with passion in all arts and lived the passion of a time of theoretical changes. Savinio’s work received mixed reviews during his lifetime, often due to his pervasive use of surrealism.