Copertina: Gianni Dova. Catalogo ragionato delle opere [tre volumi]
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Gianni Dova

Complete Works

  • Author Enrico Crispolti
  • Size 24x28 cm
  • Binding In cofanetto
  • Pages 1016
  • Illustrations 1642
  • Year 2020
  • ISBN 9788842223955
  • Price € 300,00
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One of the foremost exponents of post-war Milanese artistic tendencies

Gianni Dova was born in Rome in January 1925, but when he was sixteen his family moved to Milan, where he attended the Brera Art School starting in 1942. Here he met artists who frequented the literary cafés and who, among other points of reference, were avid readers of Corrente, the journal published by Ernesto Treccani. These artists included Guttuso, Vedova, Birolli, Morlotti, Cassinari, and Migneco, all of whom, along with Dova, viewed Picasso's Guernica as the symbol of artists' opposition to barbarism. In 1946 he adhered to the Oltre Guernica (Beyond Guernica) realism manifesto, and in 1947 began exhibiting in the galleries of the Cardazzo brothers, the Cavallino in Venice, and the Naviglio in Milan. The same year, Dova became a major exponent of the Spatial Movement along with Fontana, Crippa, Kaisserlian, Joppolo, Milani, Tullier, Dangelo, Cardazzo, Peverelli, and Carozzi, signing various of manifestos. Subsequently, he joined the Nuclear Art movement with Enrico Baj and Sergio Dangelo. Following a number of very intense years spent between Italy and Normandy, he died in Marina di Pisa 14 October 1991.