Giovanni Anselmo | the artist
The artist Giovanni Anselmo
Born Aug 5 1934, Borgofranco d'Ivera, Italy.
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After working as a painter from 1959 to 1964, Giovanni Anselmo turned to conceptual art in 1965 and by 1968 was associated with the emergence of Arte Povera.
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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 realisation that he was merely a tiny detail in the vast continuum of universal energy…
Senza titolo, (Untitled)
"I, the world, things, life—we are points of energy, and it is not as necessary to crystallize these points as it is to keep them open and alive."
Grigi che si alleggeriscono verso oltremare (Grays Lightening toward ‘Oltremare’)