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Manrovescio

Paolo Icaro1990/1990

Associazione Amici della Fondazione Hospice Seràgnoli Onlus

Associazione Amici della Fondazione Hospice Seràgnoli Onlus

This work is a unique piece created by Paolo Icaro in the well-known studio of Soravia in Albisola. The piece chosen for the Hospice has many of the features typical of the artist’s work: first and foremost, terracotta clay, one of Icaro’s favourite materials, mainly because of its “unfinished” aspect, giving the impression of a rough draft, not totally polished, but where theme and concept are integral and complete. Lastly, the title “Manrovescio” (Back-handed slap) the mark left by those five fingers from a slap on the cheek that many of us remember from childhood, a small allusion that reveals a touch of irony that is often present in Icaro’s work – a gentle but incisive irony that is to be found frequently in the titles he gives his pieces.

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  • Title: Manrovescio
  • Creator: Paolo Icaro
  • Date: 1990/1990
  • Physical Dimensions: w35 x h39 x d2,5 cm
  • Donor: Paolo Icaro
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: http://www.doutdo.it/copyright.html
  • Medium: Earthenware clay and slip

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