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I sortilegi I, 1961
GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
enamel, and metallic pigments on canvas
188.97inch x 86.61inch
© Pinot Gallizio - Courtesy GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino foto di Studio Gonella - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
For many years Gallizio turned Alba into an important center of continuous artistic and pictorial innovation. He imparted his vitality, first to the Laboratorio di Esperienze Immaginiste, founded with Asger Jorn, whom he met in 1965, and then to the Laboratorio Sperimentale, closely linked to the Situationist International, during the period immediately following.
Through his own intellectual adventures, Gallizio was able to articulate a series of concepts and categories whose goal was to regenerate art in a continuous cycle of destruction, creation, and new readjustments.
His training in pharmacology and chemistry led him to develop, with Jorn, a system for interpreting and using colors derived from plants. [...]