Michelangelo Pistoletto

This article introduces me to Arte Povera (poor or plain art), a movement whose heyday ended in the 70s, known for it use of humble materials such as rags and newspaper. A major exponent, Michelangelo Pistoletto, has said, “Art is an engine of connection.”

I connect with his map figures cropped across a gamut of blues. The sequence feels like it opens a window of possibility.

In his natty scarf and rakish borsalino, I find the durable Mr. Pistoletto to be something of an art work himself.

(Ted Loos, “Michelangelo Pistoletto Endures. Even Covid Couldn’t Stop Him,” NYTimes, 10-28-20)

(c) 2020 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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