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Gianriccardo Piccoli 1610 Roma 2010
Omaggio a Caravaggio
[In English & Italian]
Edited By Simone Facchinetti
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
64 Pages, Illustrated, 6 5/8 x 9 3/4"
Gianriccardo Piccoli’s exhibition, mounted in the church dedicated
to St Bartholomew and St Alexander and the nearby oratory,
presents paintings that have been specially executed for the
occasion and designed for a site-specific installation. The artworks,
about 3 meters high and 2 meters long, are modern altarpieces
which have been placed above the altars of the side-chapels of the
church, masking the older paintings and sculptures behind.
They are based on works by Caravaggio, but have been executed
according to Piccoli’s own technical and expressive ideas. In this
way, the characteristic themes of Caravaggio’s paintings are brought
back to life, interpreted through the language of contemporary art.
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