Edited by Alessandro Riva. Essays by L. Lawner and Dino Buzzati.
Published by Charta/Italian Factory
The lush landscapes and fecund flora of Italy's Puglia region animate the large-scale paintings of Ercole Pignatelli, whose 70th birthday coincides with this retrospective publication. Working on a variety of surfaces including glass, canvas and wood, Pignatelli captures close-up tangles of tree branches extending beyond the frame, creates mysterious Cubist cities emerging as if from mirages, and hides voluptuous nudes behind a veil of incense and a screen of vines. This volume comprises classic and recent works as well as critical evaluations, including an essay by Italian novelist Dino Buzzati, and an extensive interview with the artist.
STATUS: Out of print | 5/1/2009
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