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Copyright Arnaldo Pomodoro / Malborough Gallery, NY
 Pomodoro, Arnaldo (1926 - )
Italy

Tavola Della Memoria II, 1961

Lead relief mounted on wood;
237.5 x 99.7 x 27 cm
European Sculpture

UID 102-456



Biography

Italian sculptor, jeweller, stage designer and architect. He studied, between 1945 and 1946, at the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at the Universita degli Studi in Bologna. Up until 1957, he worked for a firm of architects, advising civil engineers on the reconstruction of buildings destroyed during the Second World War. Between 1950 and 1954, he worked simultaneously as a jeweller and stage designer together with his brother, Gio Pomodoro. During this period, he discovered the work of Lucio Fontana and Enrico Baj in Milan, where he moved in 1954. The detail shown in his pieces of jewellery was also to appear later in his monumental sculptures in bronze. In 1959, he took part in Documenta 2 in Kassel. In 1960, Pomodoro met David Smith and Louise Nevelson during his first trip to the United States and, in 1961, he joined the Continuit group. As from the 60s, he produced geometrical sculptures, generally spherical and metallic, whose surfaces were rent so the inside could be seen. After 1971, he was involved in numerous large scale projects, namely for theatres. Pomodoro gave the arts a new direction, applying the principles of Informal Art to sculpture.



Exhibitions

Uma Escolha numa Colecção Particular
Galeria Valentim de Carvalho, Portugal
08-07-1993 ~ 28-07-1993

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Liberdade de Imprensa Colecção Berardo
Galeria Diário de Noticias, Portugal
15-03-2006 ~ 05-05-2006

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000


Bibliography

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Liberdade de Imprensa Colecção Berardo, 2006
Published by Diário de Notícias
ISBN 9729335923

Sotheby's, Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art and Ceramics, London, Wednesday, 24th March and Thursday 25th March 1993, lot. 307, 1993
Published by Sotheby´s

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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