Il Cielo Ritrovato/The Rediscoverd Sky
- Roberto Fanari's complex and impressive installation of his 36-panel sky painting at a deconsecrated church in Milan
- Includes numerous essays by art historians and art critics
This catalogue documents an exhibition of paintings by the Italian artist Roberto Fanari at the Studio Museo Francesco Messina in Milan. The central feature of the show is The Rediscovered Sky, a painting on canvas, 12 metres long and 6 metres wide, on two panels composed of 36 individual canvases and placed at a height of 12 metres. Other works shown on the ground floor are closely connected to the painted ceiling piece through their affinity or contrast. The centrality of nature in his work, and the link between art and nature, are evident in the way architectural elements of the surrounding space are incorporated into a seamless dialogue with the work. The artist, inspired by John Constable, has often focused on the subject of the sky and clouds, achieving an effect that evokes the dreamlike and visionary aspects of the imagination.
Text in English and Italian.
- Forma Edizioni
- 6th Jul 2020
- 280 mm x 240 mm
- 160 Pages
- 2 b&w