Gio’ Pomodoro’s jewels: wearable sculptures at the Vicenza Museum ♦ ︎
If you go on a trip to Vicenza, until September 2 you can combine jewelry and sculpture art. The Museo del Gioiello in Vicenza, inside the Basilica Palladiana, run by Italian Exhibition Group together with the City of Vicenza, dedicates a special exhibition to the sculptor Gio ‘Pomodoro (1930-2002). Because, obviously, the sculptures on display are goldsmith’s works. The exhibition is titled The Jewels of Gio ‘Pomodoro: the sign and the ornament, and is curated by Paola Stroppiana. The exhibition dedicated to the goldsmith, engraver, sculptor and set designer, takes place 16 years after his death. The exhibition is an opportunity for a reflection on the jewel of an artist, not just an ornament but also a creation that lives independently. “In all jewels there is a great capacity for design, the sign, intellectually expressed in drawings of rare beauty, and the ornament, the result of a rich archive of references to classical culture and to the ritual-metaphysical dimension”, explains Paola Stroppiana. “Pomodoro also knew how to maintain a close bond with the sculptural production, transposing in the jewels, and vice versa, the results of his own plastic researches, from Tensions and Folle to Hulls, from Contacts to the Suns”.
They are to be noted the line of jewels designed for the gem of the brother-in-law Giancarlo Montebello in the mid-seventies, one of the first serial production experiments of «cheap art jewels», and the realization of a notebook of 38 tables for prototypes of cuts in hard stone, many of which are on show, for Cesari & Rinaldi at the beginning of the Nineties. Giulia Netrese
Gio’ Pomodoro’s jewels: the sign and the ornament
Tuesday-Friday from 15.00 to 19.00
Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 19.00
Tickets: full 6 euros, reduced 4 euros