Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto


Book, 35 x 25 cm, loose-leaf, language : Italian, text by the artist, publisher : Lucrezia De Domizio, Pescara.
Materials: Ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2003/243).

In 1980 Pistoletto spent an extended period in Pescara. In September, at Galleria Lucrezia De Domizio, he and his family put together an exhibition preceded by an action (in which the dealer and her husband, the photographer Bubi Durini, also participated) entitled The Family – The Table of Judgment. On that occasion he wrote the essay, Full-Scale Last Judgment

“Art, science, and religion were all one thing for Michelangelo when he painted the Last Judgment and designed the dome of St. Peter’s. But his Last Judgment was contained on the small space of the wall of a chapel and the dome of St. Peter’s was the highest achievement of human intelligence in its time. Today the dome that represents the highest level of human intelligence stretches out into space among the stars, hence the Last Judgment of art must now exist in the dimension of reality” - Michelangelo Pistoletto, Il giudizio universale a dimensione reale, Galleria Lucrezia De Domizio, Pescara 1980

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