Arnaldo Pomodoro

Arnaldo Pomodoro was born in Montefeltro in 1926, he lived his childhood and training in Pesaro. Since 1954 he has lived and worked in Milan. His works from the fifties are high reliefs where a very singular “writing” unpublished in the sculpture emerges, which is interpreted in various ways by the major critics.

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 innermost, with the intent of breaking their perfection and discover the mystery that is contained within. 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.