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Arnaldo Pomodoro

Arnaldo Pomodoro was born in Montefeltro in 1926 and has lived and worked in Milan since 1954. His works of the fifties are high reliefs where a very singular “writing” unpublished in the sculpture emerges. In the early 1960s he tackles three-dimensionality and develops research on the shapes of solid geometry: spheres, discs, pyramids, cones, columns, cubes in polished bronze are torn apart, corroded, carved into their depths, with the aim of breaking their perfection and discover the mystery that is enclosed there. The formal contrast between the smooth perfection of the geometric shape and the chaotic complexity of the interior will henceforth be a constant in the production of Pomodoro. His sculptors are found in the squares of many cities such as Milan, Copenhagen, Brisbane, Los Angeles, Darmstadt), in front of Trinity College of the University of Dublin, at Mills College in California, in the Cortile della Pigna of the Vatican Museums, in front of the United Nations in New York, in the Parisian headquarters of Unesco. He has carried out numerous environmental works: from the 1973 project for the Urbino Cemetery excavated inside the Urbino hill, then not built due to local conflicts and problems, to Moto terra solari, the long concrete mural for the Minoa Symposium in Marsala, from the Sala d’Armi for the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan, to the environment Entrance into the labyrinth, dedicated to the Epic of Gilgamesh, to the Carapace, the Bevagna winery built for the Lunelli family. He has also dedicated himself to scenography since the beginning of his activity and has created ‘’spectacular machines‘’ for numerous plays, from Greek tragedy to melodrama, from contemporary theater to music. He has taught in the art departments of the most prestigious American universities: Stanford University, Berkeley, and received many prizes and important international recognitions.In 1992 the Trinity College of the University of Dublin awarded him an honorary degree in Literature and in 2001 the University of Ancona that in building engineering-architecture.