Nanni Valentini


  • Series Nanni Valentini
  • Edited by Flaminio Gualdoni
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 17.5 x 24.5 cm
  • Pages 352
  • Illustrations 325
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2022
  • ISBN 9788836648443
  • Price € 39,00  € 37,05
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Nanni Valentini (Sant’Angelo in Vado, 1932 – Vimercate, 1985) is one of the most extraordinary and lively figures on the postwar artistic panorama. This volume documents his legacy in painting in a study of the Trasparenze, presented in a memorable exhibition in Milan in 1976: the homage due to Valentini at a time in which at last the profundity of his mastery has been to a large extent grasped, as well as a critical reappraisal of the tremendously anomalous character of those works at the time. The friendship with Fontana, Tancredi, Sottsass, Scanavino and the brothers Giò and Arnaldo Pomodoro, a strong inclination to study the most disparate fields of knowledge, and the immersion in the Milanese ambience of the 1960s enabled Valentini to develop his poetics toward a fundamental reasoning on the plastic form and the image, making him unique in the artistic debate of the time.

This volume, the first in a series dedicated to the artist, contains the critical essays of Flaminio Gualdoni, Luca Bochicchio and Alberto Salvadori, a selection of the artist’s writings, a biographical note and a reminiscence of Tiziana Valentini.


In forma di premessa
Flaminio Gualdoni

Nanni Valentini. Il tempo delle Trasparenze
Flaminio Gualdoni

Attraverso le Trasparenze di Nanni Valentini: Il visuale e il trascendente
Luca Bochicchio

Alberto Salvadori


Nota biografica

Mio padre
Tiziana Valentini