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Giorgio Chiarini Boddi

  • Edited by Franco Fanelli
  • Size 21x30,5 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 228
  • Illustrations 88
  • Year 2020
  • ISBN 9788842224945
  • Price € 28,00  € 26,60

The surrealism of a Milanese artist

It is well known that freedom comes at a high price, even in art, which is a microcosm that only seems to be open, tolerant, and independent. Chiarini Boddi, albeit completely of his time, instead of adapting to stylistic shortcuts, has always conducted a dialogue with new avant-gardes and trends. He did so in the years when Pop art and Graffitism were widely admired, but used a language that was close to painting and figuration. Today, he would see that certain practices familar in his day persist despite their frequently predicted death: painting continues; collage (it was enough to visit the Basel fair in 2019) has found a new niche for itself, with new practitioners and buyers. Even the relationship between art and decoration, with decorative art as the Trojan horse that spreads vital, stinging viruses, is mentioned in connection with Chiarini Boddi's "Walls" (which, unfortunately, apart from the 2001 retrospective at the Italian Cultural Institute in Lisbon, have been shown very rarely), is today of extraordinary relevance. The introduction by Maurice Henry, artist and writer in the elusive territories of phantasy and poetry, is the most suitable presentation of this book, a tribute to a painter who knew how to illuminate "not only the dream inside us, but the inside of that dream". Franco Fanelli