Mario Ceroli


Sculpture, mixed media

Mario Ceroli

Past: October 8 → December 11, 2010

Tornabuoni Art Gallery presents a retrospective on Mario Ceroli as the third exhibition in its program on major postwar Italian artists. Having played a principle role in revolutionizing the cultural scene in the 1960s, the artist was awarded the Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1966 for his work Caisse Sixtine. The rich body of artworks retraces his entire creative development starting with his first works in wood from the early 1960s and including even his most recent bronze and glass statues.

When he first started out, Ceroli shared the poetic ideals of Arte Povera and used materials such as earth, rags, straw, dried leaves, plastic, and aluminum. As years went by, he began experimenting with polychrome marble, glass, and even bronze, revisiting great painting and sculpture icons from the Renaissance to today.

The exhibition gave the public the unique opportunity to explore his artistic universe. The artist, who like a new homo faber, transposes his desire to return to his origins into the manual creation of a form out of shadows and shapes.

Exhibition curator : Enrico Crispolti, Director of the School of Specialization of Art History in Italy.

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  • Mario Ceroli