Spazio incantato #3

  • Pino Dal Gal
  • 2015
  • Inv. No. 288.16.07
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Paesaggio
Size M
53x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted on Dibond Mounting
 
53x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
53x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Knife frame Mounting
 
Size L
80x120cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted on Dibond Mounting
 
80x120cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Knife frame Mounting
 
80x120cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
80x120cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounting
 
Size XL
120x168.5cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted on Dibond Mounting
 

The Giusti Garden (Verona, Italy) is one of the finest examples of giardino all’italiana (Italian garden) in Italy, rich with flowers, statues, fountains, artificial caves and maze-like hedges. Over the centuries, it has been visited and celebrated in the memories of a great number of illustrious characters: Mozart, Cosimo de’ Medici, Goethe. Pino Del Gal turned this garden into a fantastic location for his series and shot photographs that are filled with mystery. The images are characterised by contrasts, both colourwise and timewise. The colours are strong, bright and vivid, clashing with the neutral tones of the stone, which is marked by the passing of time. It is a clash between past and present, ancient and modern age. The photographer’s eyes linger on the mythological statues that line in the garden, highlighting their hand gestures and eye gazes. Dal Gal looks at them quietly, sometimes with a close-up, sometimes from a distance. Luigi Meneghelli described Dal Gal as a “sublime voyeur”, an artist that “is not satisfied with just revealing the apparent, but starts a never-ending game of eye gazes in order to get a grasp on the deepest nature of things, the world’s breathe”.
A leading name in Italian photography, Pino Dal Gal was born in Verona, where he developed his artistic sensitivity. In Milan he perfected his shooting technique, devoting himself entirely to costume photography. In the meantime, he worked for the publishing office of Mondadori Editore and opened an advertising agency in Verona, but his main occupation continued to be photography. This became an instrument of social condemnation with the Chicken Story, Mensa Aziendale and La Cava collections, which took a journalistic approach to report on the unique conditions of the Italian work environment in the Seventies. This was the period of his first foreign exhibitions, including the Galerie Vinci 1840 in Paris in 1977, and the Canon Gallery in Amsterdam and the Taller Fotografico in Barcelona the same year. Also in 1977 Helmut Gernsheim brought many of his photographs to the United States and sold them to the photography collection at the University of Texas at Austin. In the Eighties Dal Gal focused on researching anthropomorphic forms of rocks and nudes, and Gernsheim chose him to represent Italy in the International Photography Selection in Hildesheim and then as the only Italian photographer for the inauguration of the new Guggenheim exhibition space in Venice. In 2000 his artworks are exposed at the Centro Internazionale di Fotografia- Scavi Scaligeri in Verona and at the Keith de Lellis Gallery (New York); in 2001 he took part in the 1°Biennale Annali Postumia di Fotografia – Modern Art Museum of Gazoldo degli Ippoliti (Mantova). In 2003 he exhibited at the Stoke Museum and Art Gallery (Bath, UK). His pictures are in many public collections: at the Reiss Engelhorn Museen-Manheim (Germany), at Modern Art Museum of (Mantova), at the University of Texas - Austin “The college of fine Arts”, foundation H.Gernsheim and at the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum in Modena.