Emilio Vedova (Monography)
Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova & Marsilio, 2020
A massive full-career retrospective for Arte Informale painter Emilio Vedova
One hundred years after his birth, Emilio Vedova examines the career of the Italian painter Emilio Vedova (1919-2006), best known for his role in the postwar Arte Informale movement. The book surveys Vedova’s career in terms of the artist’s investigations of line and gesture: from the lively, energetic landscape drawings of the 1930s through his progress toward increasingly expressive, materially inventive work–like the Plurimi of the 1960s, in which the artist broke up the surface of a picture into multiple pieces.
The publication’s account of Vedova’s career is enriched by an extensive set of illustrations: images of the artist’s works, plus reproductions of his personal photographs, texts and archival material that flesh out the artist’s historical and artistic context. Emilio Vedova offers a comprehensive overview of the work of a pivotal figure in postwar Italian art.