(Rome 1927–2005 Todi) Fluxus, on the reverse signed, dated Piero Dorazio 1953, stamped Archivio Dorazio, Todi, waterpaint on wooden panel, fixed with nails, mounted in a wood and plexiglas box by the artist, 46 x 68 x 9 cm, (PP)
Photo certificate issued by the artist
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Giuliana Soprani Dorazio. The work is currently being registered by the Piero Dorazio, Todi archive.
Provenance: Galleria Corraini, Mantoua (purchased directly from the artist); Marlborough Galleria d’Arte, Rome (label on the reverse); Private European Collection
Exhibition: Piero Dorazio Cartografie 1951–1954, Galleria Corraini, Mantoua, page 33 with ill.
From the catalogue of the exhibition at the Rose Fried Gallery, New York, April/May 1954: These reliefs are basic compositions of line, colour and movement in very simple shapes applied directly to a surface. The projection of artificial or natural light alters such factors in their plastic values. This creates fresh images and a different experience of space, implied by the real elements projected from external planes on the plane of the painted surface. The relations between shapes and colours are not seen merely from the front, but as if the spectator were at one and the same time both in front of, above and below the image. As these works tend to transform infinite space into a unity of experience, through different values perceived in visual symbols, I call them „cartographies“. These refer to various types of movement, composition and formal relations, which are not always physical, but rather imaginary and psychological.
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