Mario Schifano, one of the most brilliant figures in contemporary art, and his works on natural subjects.
[Schifano. Works 1957-1997] The catalogue of the exhibition held in Conegliano Veneto in 1998 retraces, through seventy works made between 1959 and 1990, the output of Mario Schifano, one of the most brilliant figures in contemporary art.
In the 1970s painting was spreading onto the frame, almost emerging from the work itself. Schifano, in this context, focused for the most part on natural subjects, also utilizing acrylic paints and, starting in 1985, sand.
This led to the cycles of the Botanical Gardens and Unknown Nature, as well as the large paintings of the series Unnatural Order, Liquid Space and Water Lilies.
The point of arrival of this retrospective are the enormous panels shown in 1990 at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.
Conegliano Veneto, 1998