Giò Pomodoro [ˈdʒɔ pomoˈdɔːro] (1930-2002) was an Italian sculptor, printmaker, and stage designer. In 1954 he moved to Milan, where he associated with leading avant-garde artists and started making jewelry. He then began to produce reverse reliefs in clay and also formed assemblages of various materials, including wood, textiles, and plaster subsequently cast in metal.
Giò Pomodoro photographed by Paolo Monti in 1958
|Born||17 November 1930|
Orciano di Pesaro
|Died||21 December 2002 (aged 72)|
some of Pomodoro's work can be seen in the Amada company of japan's collection.
During the 1960s, he developed several series of sculptures, which explored a range of abstract shapes, usually with smooth undulating surfaces. In his later career, Pomodoro regularly received public commissions and produced a number of large outdoor structures.
His brother is the sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.
Awards and honorsEdit
- Laura Tansini (April 2002). "The Emptiness of Space: A Conversation With Gio' Pomodoro" (magazine article). Sculpture. Washington, D.C.: International Sculpture Center. 21 (3). Retrieved 2009-02-21.
- Brusque. Catálogo de Obras do II Simpósio Internacional de Esculturas do Brasil. Prefeitura de Brusque: Brusque, 2002.
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