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Arthur Giardelli: Painting, Constructions, Relief Sculptures Derek Shiel

Arthur Giardelli: Painting, Constructions, Relief Sculptures

Derek Shiel

Published October 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781854112385
Hardcover
164 pages
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This illustrated book reveals how Giardellis childhood in the country shaped his life. It examines his Italian background, his education at Oxford, and his sudden removal to Wales, his home now for fifty years. Giardelli is a relief-maker ofMoreThis illustrated book reveals how Giardellis childhood in the country shaped his life. It examines his Italian background, his education at Oxford, and his sudden removal to Wales, his home now for fifty years. Giardelli is a relief-maker of European stature who has travelled widely in Egypt, Nepal, Russia, China, America and elsewhere. Incorporating elements of Surrealism, Constructivism, and Organic Abstraction, he portrays and reflects upon the shoreline, using shells, corks, wood and other items beach-combed close to his Pembrokeshire home. These materials, together with the remnants of watches, furniture, taps and torn paper are combined to produce stunning works of art. A friend of Cedric Morris, David Jones, Josef Herman and Ceri Richards, Arthur Giardelli was for many years Chairman of the influential 56 Group Wales, arranging exhibitions throughout Europe. His international circle included the artists Zoran Music, Ota Janecek, Olivier Debre and the American Fairfield Porter. Giardellis work can be found in the Tate Gallery, the National Museum of Wales and public and private collections around the world.