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Pagina Solare

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Arnaldo Pomodoro (b. 1926)

Pagina Solare

incised with signature and number 'Arnaldo Pomodoro …

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Incised with signature and number 'Arnaldo Pomodoro 2/2' (lower right)
Arnaldo Pomodoro
Italian, b. 1926
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Arnaldo Pomodoro thinks of his massive, architectural sculptures as “crystals, or nuclei, or as eyes, or signal fires,” he says. ”I see them as relating to borders and voyages, to the worlds of complexity and imagination.” Drawing on his training in architecture, Pomodoro’s concerns center on the relationship between each individual sculpture and the space in which it is installed. Early on, admiration for Paul Klee prompted the artist to translate Klee’s linear drawings into dimensional elements in his early relief sculpture. Ultimately, however, Pomodoro became known for large, free-standing geometric forms, especially columns, cubes, pyramids, spheres, and discs. Works such as Rotator with a Central Perforation (1969)—a bronze sphere—exemplify his smooth, streamlined style and devotion to idealized shapes, often reminiscent of Constantin Brancusi. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Pomodoro insists on partaking in the physical fabrication of his work.

Arnaldo Pomodoro, ‘Pagina Solare’, Christie's
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Arnaldo Pomodoro (b. 1926)

Pagina Solare

incised with signature and number 'Arnaldo Pomodoro 2/2' (lower right)

polished bronze

27 x 27 x 2 1/4 in. (68.5 x 68.5 x 5.7 cm.)

Executed in 1982-83. This work is number two from an edition of two plus two artist's proofs.

Signature
Incised with signature and number 'Arnaldo Pomodoro 2/2' (lower right)
Arnaldo Pomodoro
Italian, b. 1926
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Arnaldo Pomodoro thinks of his massive, architectural sculptures as “crystals, or nuclei, or as eyes, or signal fires,” he says. ”I see them as relating to borders and voyages, to the worlds of complexity and imagination.” Drawing on his training in architecture, Pomodoro’s concerns center on the relationship between each individual sculpture and the space in which it is installed. Early on, admiration for Paul Klee prompted the artist to translate Klee’s linear drawings into dimensional elements in his early relief sculpture. Ultimately, however, Pomodoro became known for large, free-standing geometric forms, especially columns, cubes, pyramids, spheres, and discs. Works such as Rotator with a Central Perforation (1969)—a bronze sphere—exemplify his smooth, streamlined style and devotion to idealized shapes, often reminiscent of Constantin Brancusi. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Pomodoro insists on partaking in the physical fabrication of his work.

Pagina Solare

Polished bronze
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