The catalogue of the works of a leading figure in Italian abstract art: from the figurative beginnings to the dynamic relationships between geometric colored forms, all the way to works that take the form of negative-positive ciphers.
[Reggiani / General catalogue of the paintings] Mauro Reggiani, a rigorous, orthodox abstract artist, was initially a painter linked to tradition in terms of his taste for materials and preference for balanced composition. Starting with these youthful works the author retraces the entire production of paintings: from the initial figurative research – structured, rationally controlled, cooled forms – to the approach to abstraction in the 1930s, together with the circle that gravitated around Milan’s Milione gallery. A constructive abstraction based on rejection of idealizing and claims of spirituality, resulting in formal geometry without ulterior meanings.
The general catalogue organizes the vast output of the artist, and provides notes on the architectural frescoes, mosaics, stained glass windows, carpets, fabrics and tapestries, ceramics and sculpture by this prolific master.