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La virtù del fornaio in carrozza, 1983

Loaned to
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
oil on canvas, sculpted and painted wood frame

72.1inch x 88inch

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© Mimmo Paladino - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino foto di Paolo Pellion - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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Paladino developed his work within the context of the Transavanguardia group, and his production embodies in particular two fundamental aspects of that movement’s poetics, namely the nomadic dimension of his images, and the alchemical role of the artist.
Looking at the works in the collection one after the other, what clearly emerges is the artist’s very specific relationship with light and darkness. It is a relationship that has led him, over the years, to elaborate a dual expressive note: the chthonic and the celestial, the Dionysian and the Apollonian. His art unfolds in the boundless territory of a universal, nomadic mythology. For this reason opposites manage to establish a dialogue as complementary aspects of our most ancient cultural matrix, never oblivious to the lost totality of the origins. [...]
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