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Aldo Mondino

Complete Works

  • Author Antonio Mondino
  • Size 25x29 cm
  • Binding Cartonato
  • Pages 600
  • Illustrations 1600
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2016
  • ISBN 9788842224167
  • Price € 300,00
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A gifted artist, perennially inventive, whirling like his dervishes

Aldo Mondino (1938-2005) was one of the most brilliant Italian artists of the post-war period. His talent was eclectic, irreverent and imaginative. Mondino was a legend: an outsider artist, a painter who did not frequent other painters, witha propensity for the conceptual but not loved by conceptualists; close to Arte Povera but rigorously outside the “poverist” circle: exuberant and ironic to a frenzy; funny, sarcastic, a lover of games and puns, a surrealist, outside of time and history; enamoured of the Orient and of Paris but rooted in his Piedmontese countryside, picaresque and boastful, without intellectual conceit; a son of the Turin bourgeoisie who rebelled against his father by choosing not to follow in his footsteps. This catalogue commissioned by Mondino's son collects his entire oeuvre, from the first bizarre paintings such as the “Quadri a quadretti”, composed on large canvases with grids that viewers, as in a game for children, had to colour in, or the paintings with balloons that seemed to take flight from the walls of the galleries, to the series of self-portraits, each painted at a precise time of day, called the “King”; and on to the oriental period, the dervishes and the Orthodox Jews, Arab culture and African culture.