A monograph focusing on the Lombard painter Gianriccardo Piccoli (born in Milan, 1941), covering his whole life-span: from his first informal attempts in the 1960s to his most recent works, now on display at Villa Panza in Biumo (Province of Varese).
A career only apparently divided between abstraction and naturalism and actually able to allow the two extremes to co-exist in a parabola that is always striving to achieve a new form of expression. A life spent mainly between Milan, Bergamo and Basle, much of it described by the artist himself. Adieu, a work executed in 2000, a rudimentary clothes-stand made from an old door which aroused the interest of the philologist Dante Isella, one of Gianriccardo Piccoli’s great admirers. Their friendship was consolidated by drawing parallels from the literary world, which became one of the strangest aspects of Piccoli’s art.