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Saverio Cavalli

Valenza, North Italy; 1922 – 2012. “A continuous dialogue between surface, color, light, symbol, matter and time.” According to Cavalli, this is the definition of art. The famous goldsmith, painter and sculptor dedicated his whole life to that dialogue. His everlasting urge for experimentation, matched by his exceptional craftsmanship, led him to the creation of abstract forms of distinctive moderation and unrivalled harmony, reflecting the qualities of the Italian mid-20th century visual art. Cavalli thought of life as “infinite worlds, waiting to be born at any given moment.” Seeking beauty not only in precious materials, but also in form, texture and composition, he soon abandoned gold and precious stones in favor of a more liberating palette, comprised of wood, ivory, ebony, iron, aluminium, nickel, paper, fabric and plastic.