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Giovanni Anselmo

 (born 1934)
Giovanni Anselmo is active/lives in Italy.  Giovanni Anselmo is known for found object sculpture, 'Art Povera'.

Biography   Giovanni Anselmo


Giovanni Anselmo (b. 1934, Borgofranco d'Ivrea), divides his time between Turin and the volcanic island of Stromboli.  It was while walking on Mount Stromboli at dawn in 1965 that he was suddenly struck by the realization that he was merely a tiny detail in the vast continuum of universal energy.

This epiphany was to inspire his many works investigating the finite and the infinite, the microcosm and the macrocosm, and the elemental laws and forces of nature - gravity, tension, magnetism and energy. A wide range of organic and inorganic materials including vegetables, water, electricity, granite, iron and plastic are brought together in combinations that strikingly demonstrate these forces.

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