Entrare nell 'Opera, 1971

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Giovanni Anselmo

Giovanni Anselmo

Entrare nell 'Opera, 1971. Tirage jet d'encre sur toile. 350 x 510 cm

Date de la prise de vue : 1971. Date du tirage : 1997-1998

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Giovanni Anselmo. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Giovanni Anselmo, Entrare nell 'Opera (1971).  Henri Matisse, Nu bleu aux bas verts (1952). Œuvres Kiki Smith : Visitation of the Bird II (2007), Annunciation  (2010). Œuvres d'Alberto Giacometti : [Buste d'homme (Lotar II)] (Vers 1964-1965), [Buste d'Homme assis (Lotar III)] (vers 1965), Grande Femme II (1960), Homme qui chavire (1950), Tête sur tige (1947), [Homme qui pointe] (1951), Trois hommes qui marchent I /Trois hommes qui marchent [grand plateau]  (1948),

Femme de Venise III (1956)

© Giovanni Anselmo © Succession H. Matisse / Courtesy H. Matisse © Succession Yves Klein c/o Adagp, Paris, 2018 © Kiki Smith © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris + Adagp, Paris, 2018) © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Giovanni Anselmo, Entrare nell 'Opera (1971).  Henri Matisse, Nu bleu aux bas verts (1952). Œuvres Kiki Smith : Visitation of the Bird II (2007), Annunciation  (2010)

© Giovanni Anselmo © Succession H. Matisse / Courtesy H. Matisse © Kiki Smith

A man (the artist), seen from above, runs towards the centre of an undefined space (in reality, the Stromboli volcano).

He reaches this point at the exact instant the photo is taken: entering the work freezes the moment. The grain of the photograph blends with the grain of the canvas. The artist said he became aware of his connection to the universe at dawn on 16 August 1965, when he saw his shadow stretched out on the slope of Stromboli. For Anselmo, art alters awareness of man’s relationship with the world. His work explores space, time, movement, energy and light.

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Giovanni Anselmo

Born in 1934, in Borgofranco d’Ivrea (a province of Turin, Italy)
Lives and works in Turin (Italy)

Anselmo conceives the artist’s mission as “keeping open and alive” the “points of energy” that are “I, the world, things, life”. The artist sees his task as maintaining states of equilibrium in space and time.
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