Pietro Consagra (Mazara del Vallo, October 6, 1920 - Milan, July 16, 2005) is an Italian sculptor and writer, one of the finest exponents of the abstract Italian. He studied at the Academy of Palermo, in 1944 he moved to Rome, where he joined the group follower of the abstraction Forma 1 (1947), which demanded "the freedom to be both Marxist and formalist," that is abstract. Here he worked in the studio of Mazzacurati and Guttuso, where he met Piero Dorazio, Ugo Attardi, Carla Accardi, Antonio Sanfilippo, Perilli, Guerrini, and Turcato. It was with these artists that Consagra prepared in March 1947 the manifesto of the abstract group "Form 1", in which he theorized the lesson of the abstract, learned on a trip organized by the Communist Youth in Paris. So the artist summed up his own poetry: "Expressing the dramatic rhythm of modern life with plastic elements that should be the formal synthesis of human actions in contact with the gears of this society, where will, strength, optimism , simplicity and clarity are necessary. "