Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Surrounded by "Arte Povera"

Although it is not my intention to write here about Arte Povera, the style of modern art, introduced in Italy and that flourished in the late 1960s, I do have to say that maybe the designers of most of the objects and furniture I show here, could be influenced by this style of art.
The name "arte povera" means literally 'poor art' but the word poor here refers to the movement's signature exploration of a wide range of materials beyond the quasi-precious traditional ones of oil paint on canvas, or bronze, or carved marble.
Arte Povera therefore denotes not an impoverished art, but an art made without restraints, with a complete openness towards materials and processes.

All of the pictures here show furniture or decorative items, made of the natural, warm material of wood!
They don't need to have a sophisticated design to be beautiful and decorative! The design is quite simple. Sometimes it is the design and sometimes it is the colour of the object that makes of it an attractive piece of art!

So enjoy!

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Image 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,14,16,17,19
Image 4,10,12,15 of Walda Pairon
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Image 20 by me.