Zoran Music

  • Edited by Flaminio Gualdoni
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 88
  • Illustrations 30
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788836638390
  • Price € 18,00  € 17,10
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By means of paintings dominated by earthy colours and archaic flavours, Zoran Music (Gorizia, 1909 – Venice, 2005) delivers a personal, intimate account of his life experiences, interwoven with moments marking the history of the 20th century. Born into the ethnic, cultural and linguistic mosaic of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Music both chose to and was forced to become a nomadic artist. As he faced the variety of landscapes of his wandering – from Dalmatian to Sienese hills, from rocky outlines to Venetian vedute – he carried on “a process of self-recognition via visual data”, transforming the abovementioned vedute into an actual landscape of the soul (according to Flaminio Gualdoni). Thus, a quest that ventures to explore the depths of consciousness, reaching the darkest abyss encountered by the artist during his tragic experience as an inmate of Dachau, to give life to a painting intended (in Gualdoni’s words once again) “to restore the emotional wealth of a poetic statute laid bare rather than actual visions”.

Bologna, G.A.M. Galleria d'Arte Maggiore, November 2017 - January 2018