EMILIO ISGRO’: POET OF IMAGES
One of the great innovators of the artistic language in post-war Italy, Isgrò offers a different perspective on the country’s artistic panorama to what has been shown in the UK before. Tornabuoni is taking this opportunity to broaden its focus beyond the Italian avant-garde groups of the 1950s-1970s and consider the role of one of the main proponents of Poesia Visiva (Visual Poetry) and precursor of international conceptual art since the early 1960s.
I don’t consider myself a painter, but rather a poet who writes with images.— Emilio Isgrò, 1985 Cancellation is never a correction: the correct word never overlaps with the wrong one, and no red sign stands out to indicate an imprecision; Isgrò does not correct, does not remove, does not add: it simply covers (black on white, but also white on black)
1 DANTE AND BEATRICE 2 FRATELLI DI SICILIA 3 IO SONO IO
BRUNO MUNARI: CHILHOOD, CHILD MOOD
Italian artist and designer Bruno Munari is one of the world’s most celebrated innovators. But despite being influenced by and working through different artistic movements from Futurism to Surrealism to Concrete Art, Munari cannot be associated with any one specific genre.
A child-like fascination with the world around him fuelled Munari's unceasing activity over more than 70 productive years. "You must always have something to look forward to, because, if you have something in the pipeline, you stay young," he told Telema magazine in 1995. "If your life revolves around memories, you just get old."
1.FORCHETTE, 1958 2.ROSES IN THE SALAD, 1974 3.UNLESS MACHINES
EMILIANO PONZI: IRONIC SADNESS
Emiliano Ponzi is an award-winning Italian illustrator known for his distinctive strong graphic compositions. Famous for his bold, textured designs, he creates contemporary scenes that become backdrops for his satirical reflections on the world around us. The artist has the ability to evoke strong emotions with his classy and brave work with pen and brush.
1. THE NEW GURU 2. SOCIAL NETWORK 3. THE DOUBT