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Italia all'asta, 1994
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
27.5inch x 131.8inch x 3.9inch
©Luciano Fabro - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino foto di Paolo Pellion - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
Fabro, one of the members of the Arte Povera group, formulated his early works by examining the relationship between object, body, and space. The forms are basic and geometric, what one might describe as minimalist, but the attitude behind them stems from an idea and from the vitality of movement. They exist within a system that seems conceived to unfold at a meeting point between Leonardo’s Scheme on the Proportions of the Human Body and Palladian architecture.
In 1969 he began a long series of works developed around the geographic outline of Italy, [...]