press release

As an authoritative animator of the “Forma 1” Group and as an unforgettable master of Italian abstract art, Piero Dorazio undoubtedly represents one of the most outstanding figures in the Italian and international panorama of the past fifty years.

The exhibition is intended as a testimony to a man and a friend, who has recently left us, and it offers the public a view of over thirty paintings of great quality which document this artist's extraordinary creative versatility over the past several decades.

In the exhibition there are some beautiful paintings from the sixties, of exceptional chromatic refinement such as: Un paso deslumbrador I 1963, O.E. 1964, Negli intervalli 1967; some large scale canvasses with an extraordinary visual impact like: Maxwell 1984, Inter - nos 1985 and Pelle d'Apollo II, 1987 (the last two were exhibited at the Venice Biennial Exhibition of 1988), down to a careful selection of works which are meant to present Dorazio's development in the last forty years: Tutt'uno 1965, Lumi 1979, Smagliante II 1982, Telltale verde I 1987 and Charlie 1990.

On hand in the gallery is a catalogue, in Italian and English, Lorenzelli Arte No 115, with contributions of friends and important personalities in the world of politics and culture who shared with Piero Dorazio common feelings of esteem and friendship, with about 60 colour reproductions and bio-bibliographical appendices.


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Piero Dorazio: ad majora