Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Mimmo Paladino Alligators Sculpture
Dear Art Lover,
In the underground portion of the Museo Marino Marini in Florence, Italy, is the place for contemporary [living now] guest artists. When I was there recently, Mimmo Paladino’s work was on exhibit with another artist. I have written about his work before and am “accidentally discovering” him as a sensitive and inspired conceptual and interesting artist.
Giovanna, the docent and a friend of my friend Kumiko, explained to us that the people are sleeping here, while the alligators pause at the edges. The repeated patterns of obviously one mold brought cohesion to the work, even when the artist created slightly different compositions with each one. The figures reminded me of the frozen corpses of Pompeii that I had seen in my mother’s slides back in the 70s. Together with the beautiful dark lighting, I felt a bit at home here.
You may see the dark passages that Kumi and I explored after skipping over a little rope intended to keep us out. We found another exhibition room, although much smaller, and we could have gone another way… the museum’s intended way. Hahah.. but I liked the dark passages and seeing more of the building itself.
Helpful related links:
Past posts on sculptor Mimmo Paladino:
Past posts on other aspects of this space:
Rucellai Chapel and Sepulcre:
The sculptures by Marino Marini in Florence, Italy:
The drawings by Marino Marini:
Kelly Borsheim, artist
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