The Whale

Giona Bernardi2011-01-01/2013-01-01



The whale is a work to which Giona Bernardi has worked for a long time, exhibited at "Arimortis" exhibition curated by Roberto Cuoghi and Milovan Farronato, at Museo del Novecento in Milan in 2013. It is a large painting (five meters of width) in which Giona has set, through a dense plot of pieces, images of his life, visions of reality and of the world. The Whale took two years to be carried out, a tortuous and somehow problematic path. The images and texts that embody the big cetacean are chosen and constructed according to a personal and not casual logic. The work was supervised by Roberto Cuoghi and documented by the photographer Stefania Beretta. Subsequently, Giona kicked off the so-called Sea Trilogy, designing two other large drawings, depicting the giant squid and the sperm whale.

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  • Title: The Whale
  • Creator: Giona Bernardi
  • Date: 2011-01-01/2013-01-01
  • Location: Museo del Novecento, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: w553 x h150 cm
  • Photo Credits: Stefania Beretta
  • Provenance: Courtesy GNB Giona Bernardi Archive
  • Type: Mixed media
  • External Link: http://www.gionanellabalena.ch/
  • Medium: Mixed media on paper