Contemporary art meets the Bible. Two books revisit the Old and New Testaments illustrated by 500 works of art by Bruno Bordoli.
Bruno Bordoli has produced over 10.000 works of art in 50 years, known for their poetic force and unusually intimate quality. Far removed from the stringent and sterile criteria of academia, the artist’s use of expressionist techniques and symbolism has been a mainstay of his work: the intense colours, the powerful lines, the sweeping strokes all contribute to his own personal world which despite its brush with surrealism remains deeply rooted in reality. Since 1972 Bordoli has been using his art to reinterpret classical and modern authors in addition to the Old and New Testaments. His works on the Passion of the Christ, which question the bond between faith and emotion, are particularly noteworthy.
La Bibbia Illustrata da Bordoli is divided into two sophisticated books – Old and New Testament -curated by Jean Blanchaert, gallery owner, antique dealer and illustrator. The over 500 works of art are accompanied by an introduction written by the curator and an essay by Fra Paolo Garuti, professor of Exegesis of the New Testament at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome.