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 480
  • Illustrations 686
  • Language English and Italian
  • Year 2021
  • ISBN 9788842224600
  • Price € 180,00  € 171,00

The contemporary neo-classicist who defied the avantgarde

Carlo Maria Mariani has lived and worked in New York for decades: after a difficult beginning, after initially working on sacred art in the 1960s, he returned to classical themes in the 1970s, to what is “more real than real”, to hyperrealism and then to the final affirmation of a figurative style, drawing 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.