Tag Archives: Emilio Vedova

Two-Sided Painting

Judging from the site statistics, there has been a lot of interest in my posts on Vedova. The idea of the many sided picture may have arrived, forty five odd years after Vedova’s Plurimi. I think it’s worth pursuing. This … Continue reading

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Alfons Schilling

Alfons Schilling used to spin his round canvases on the wall and throw the paint on while they spun. The date is a shocker. A common response today would be that he anticipates Damien Hirst’s Spin Paintings, but I think … Continue reading

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Plurimi

It’s worth it to spend more time on the comparison in the preceding post, which doesn’t need much commentary. Plurimi is a made-up name. Two views of the same piece, which has a crystalline quality—enclosing parts of the viewing space … Continue reading

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Emilio Vedova

The Plurimi of Emilio Vedova are clear precursors of Stella’s relief paintings, and the differences between the two groups of work are revealing. Vedova’s works had an origin in sets for an opera by Luigi Nono that he had done … Continue reading

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