Detail View

Rotante
Date: 1968
Dimensions: image (flush): 20 x 28 in. (50.8 x 71.1 cm) mat: 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm)
Medium: screen print
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Saul Steinberg
Label Text: In Italian, rotante describes an object that is “rotating” or “spinning.” Arnaldo Pomodoro works with fundamental geometric shapes—in this case, the circle. This print presents shapes that the artist also explores in small- and large-scale sculpture. Pomodoro sees his sculptural spheres as “crystals, or nuclei, or as eyes, or signal fires,” he says. ”I see them as relating to borders and voyages, to the worlds of complexity and imagination.” Based in Milan, Italy, the artist made numerous monumental spherical sculptures in the late 1960s. This print is clearly related to these large Rotanti (also 1968) on the banks of the city’s Ticino River.
Object Number: 1980/1.53
Currently not on view