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Giulio Paolini

Studio per “Estasi di San Sebastiano”, 2017

Pencil red pencil and collage on paper, 50 x 40 cm (unframed)
24 1/10 × 20 3/5 × 1 in
61.3 × 52.4 × 2.5 cm
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Napoli
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Giulio Paolini
Italian, b. 1940
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Over the course of his career, Giulio Paolini became a prominent figure in both Arte Povera and Conceptual Art. Paolini was trained as a graphic designer, but would go on to work in sculpture, painting, and later, photography and collage. His early works reacted against his perception of the beauty of Art Informel, and focused instead on the material and formal components of painting, like the canvas and the frame. He was known at times to eschew the use of paint in favor of bare surfaces. Starting in the 1970s, his works became more conceptual, focused on the systems of creating and exhibiting art. Paolini also designed sets and costumes for theater, notably for director Carlo Quartucci, as well as Frederico Tiezzi’s versions of Richard Wagner’s operas.

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Giulio Paolini
Italian, b. 1940
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Over the course of his career, Giulio Paolini became a prominent figure in both Arte Povera and Conceptual Art. Paolini was trained as a graphic designer, but would go on to work in sculpture, painting, and later, photography and collage. His early works reacted against his perception of the beauty of Art Informel, and focused instead on the material and formal components of painting, like the canvas and the frame. He was known at times to eschew the use of paint in favor of bare surfaces. Starting in the 1970s, his works became more conceptual, focused on the systems of creating and exhibiting art. Paolini also designed sets and costumes for theater, notably for director Carlo Quartucci, as well as Frederico Tiezzi’s versions of Richard Wagner’s operas.

Giulio Paolini

Studio per “Estasi di San Sebastiano”, 2017

Pencil red pencil and collage on paper, 50 x 40 cm (unframed)
24 1/10 × 20 3/5 × 1 in
61.3 × 52.4 × 2.5 cm
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location
Napoli
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