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gio ponti & lisa exhibition – the angle and the angel

Art | January 2, 2006 |

Gio Ponti & Lisa Exhibition: “The angle and the angel”

 

 

Opening: 20th of January 2006
Dates: 20 January – 18 February 2006
Location: BEL ART Gallery, via Sottocorno 7 Milan, Italy
In collaboration with: Salvatore Licitra, Gio Ponti Archives
Curator: Carola Muttoni

 

On Friday, 20th January 2006, at 6.30 p.m. at Bel Art Gallery in Milan, official opening of the exhibition of the architect, designer and artist Gio Ponti and his daughter Lisa Licitra Ponti, artist and writer, living at present in Milan.
The exhibition which was already presented in Switzerland in the months of October and November 2005 at the Sasso Corbaro Caste in Bellinzona, is now represented for the second time, but with a different set up, where – besides the masterpieces, will stand out also the sentences and the sayings of Gio Ponti published by Ponti himself in his book “ Love Architecture” in 1975.
The title of the exhibition, “L’angolo e l’angelo” (The angle and the angel), conceived by Lisa Ponti leads us directly to two recurring and characteristic themes in both Gio and Lisa Ponti’s work. The world of Gio Ponti is, by nature, a febrile and constantly changing one, a language in which geometry is brought to life and refined through the curving of a line, so that an angle becomes the extensive and flexible point of departure, the inspiration behind the modernity of all his work. The work of Gio Ponti is full of lyrical symbols, angels, female figures or abstract signs, that Ponti uses to great effect as ornament to “humanize” his architecture. The angel appears in its classical form or is used as an architectural element to suggest “heaven”, transporting and elevating the content which becomes the focal point of his religious buildings, as can be seen in his studies for the dome of Taranto Cathedral on display in the exhibition.
Lisa Ponti worked with her father for over 40 years and assimilated his cultural vitality whilst maintaining that poetical and refined spirit which induced her to draw and write. In Lisa’s drawings the lines are fresh, fast and spontaneous and are often transformed on white paper into softly rounded angels reminiscent of fairy tales, scurrying amongst the clouds. The artist reveals her secret world and, at the same time, brings her art to life with the spoken word. Lisa’s drawings contain clear messages of happiness able to capture the dreams of the collective imagination.

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