Copertina: Carlo Maria Mariani. Catalogo generale delle opere
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Carlo Maria Mariani

Complete works

  • Edited by Emanuela Termine
  • Size 24x33,5 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 420
  • Illustrations 600
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2020
  • ISBN 9788842224600
  • Price € 180,00
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The contemporary neo-classicist who defied the avantgarde

Carlo Maria Mariani has lived and worked in New York for decades: after a difficult beginning, when he used sacred art as a safety net, and the defensive years, he returned to classical themes, to what is “more real than real”, to hyperrealism and then to the final affirmation of a figurative style, drawwing inspiration from classical themes and rules. A style that “is not technical complaisance, or a form of sterile intellectualism, but is born, at the end of the 1970s, as a challenge to the avantgarde”, which had become academic, self-referential and conformist. In the world capital of avantgarde conceptualism, Mariani therefore chooses to become the artist/symbol of essentially intellectual art that reaffirms the ever current values of classical painting.