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Gianni Caravaggio

When Nature Was Young

Nature and imagination unite in Gianni Caravaggio’s installations.

Italian artist Gianni Caravaggio creates poetic sculptures and installations that aim to evoke the experience of being in nature. Focusing on the essential union between humans and nature, Caravaggio uses unconventional materials such as talcum powder, sugar, and lentils in combination with more traditional materials like bronze, marble, wood, and paper. His works are often presented directly on the floor, functioning as a gateway into a new realm of perception and memory.
Focused on the relationship between material, space, time, and man, Caravaggio’s works are not meant to be representative, but rather convey the idea of nature as “pure perception,” a concept defined by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich. Illustrated with fifty color images, Gianni Caravaggio: When Nature was Young offers an introduction to the artist’s unique oeuvre.

112 pages | 50 color plates | 7 x 9 1/2

Art: Art--General Studies, European Art

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