Zero to Infinity: Art Povera: 1962-1972

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Italy and art are synonymous. When either is mentioned, images of Etruscan sculptures and Renaissance frescoes come to mind, along with extraordinary architectural treasures that bridge the centuries. Even today, these powerful reminders of a distant past continue to influence contemporary Italian art and design. With Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972, the Walker Art Center and the Tate Modern have undertaken an ambitious project - to represent an important yet seldom seen period in Italian modern art. As ...
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Overview

Italy and art are synonymous. When either is mentioned, images of Etruscan sculptures and Renaissance frescoes come to mind, along with extraordinary architectural treasures that bridge the centuries. Even today, these powerful reminders of a distant past continue to influence contemporary Italian art and design. With Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972, the Walker Art Center and the Tate Modern have undertaken an ambitious project - to represent an important yet seldom seen period in Italian modern art. As the U. S. tour sponsor of Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972, the Italian Trade Commission is proud to share the Walker Art Center's enthusiasm in illustrating the evolution of artistic expression in Italy as reflected in all aspects of Italian life. The Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972 tour sponsorship is part of a new campaign planned by the Italian Trade Commission and several manufacturers' associations, and created under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade. This new campaign, "Life in 'I' Style," focuses on the successful combination of Italian creativity, traditional craftsmanship, and industrial production.
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Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), who had dreamed of being an ornithological illustrator while studying at the Boston Museum, where he later became a teacher and director, had a full, award-filled career as a portraitist and painter of plein-air canvases. However, at midlife he chose to change direction and combine his life as an artist with his other passions: wildlife and sporting. Bedford, Benson's biographer (Frank W. Benson: An American Impressionist. o.p.) and guest curator of the retrospective of Benson's work that resulted in Frank W. Benson: New England Impressionist (Peabody Essex Museum, 2000), focuses here on this later period of his work. She draws on family memories and photos, diaries, and letters to acquaint us with an artist of international renown, presenting a devoted family man, keen observer, and consummate sportsman. Benson's etching, lithography, watercolor, and oil illuminate his world through images of geese in flight, hunters and dogs, a lone fisherman, and misty lakes and landscapes. Bedford also includes a chronology of the artist. These two lushly illustrated works make good companions, showing the great talent of American impressionists from a similar period and style. Bedford's is recommended for extensive collections of American art; Larkin's unique study is recommended for all collections. Joseph Hewgley, Nashville P.L. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935640694
  • Publisher: Walker Art Center
  • Publication date: 6/15/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Acknowledgments 7
Introduction: Zero to Infinity 9
Thrust into the Whirlwind: Italian Art Before Arte Povera 21
Spaces of Arte Povera 41
Reading Arte Povera 67
Italy in the 1960s: Spaces, Places, Trajectories 89
Now We Begin 109
Contributors 128
Timeline, 1962-1972 129
Artists' Works and Selected Writings 177
Giovanni Anselmo 177
Alighiero Boetti 187
Pier Paolo Caizolari 205
Luciano Fabro 213
Piero Gilardi 229
Jannis Kounellis 237
Mario Merz 251
Marisa Merz 261
Giulio Paolini 267
Pino Pascali 285
Giuseppe Penone 295
Michelangelo Pistoletto 305
Emilio Prini 317
Gilberto Zorlo 322
Selected Exhibition Histories 337
Selected Bibliography 351
Exhibition Checklist 355
Index 360
Lenders to the Exhibition 364
Reproduction Credits 364
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