Pietro Costa


  • Edited by Chiara Spangaro
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 28 cm
  • Pages 96
  • Illustrations 75
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2022
  • ISBN 9788836651405
  • Price € 24,00  € 22,80
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The book, edited by Chiara Spangaro, presents the selection of portraits produced by the artist Pietro Costa between 2003 and 2022, using blood and photography as his media. In the portraits he develops the research already undertaken since the late Eighties in the Bloodworks series, investigating the theme of identity between art and science, the concept of physical and biological portrait, the representation of the self between uniqueness and community.

The works show his study on the representation of the single subject, the family, and the group, and update his artistic practice widening to choral portraits in 2018, when he began the series of Family Portraits with the first nucleus of eight subjects spanning three different generations.

Scientific identity
Chiara Spangaro

The Significance of blood
Robert C. Morgan

Blood, bloodstains, the science of haemotaphonomy and visual art
Policarp Hortolà

Rita Iacopino



Selected Exhibitions

Selected Bibliography