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Disco con sfera; Disk with Sphere

Pomodoro, Arnaldo
Italian (1926- )
Disco con sfera; Disk with Sphere, 1986
Cast bronze
Overall: 44 in x 24 1/2 in x 22 1/2 in; 111.8 cm x 62.2 cm x 57.1 cm; Base: 14 1/2 in x 22 1/2 in x 22 1/2 in; 36.8 cm x 57.1 cm x 57.1 cm
Gift of Linda Taft Litton (Class of 1958)
MH 2014.17

Arnaldo Pomodoro is known for his imposing bronze sculptures in public sites like Vatican City in Rome and the United Nations Plaza in New York. Born in 1926, he began his career in the wake of World War II, as a consultant for the reconstruction of damaged public buildings in his native Italy. His first artistic training was as a set designer and goldsmith. Since the 1960s, Pomodoro has made sculptures that contort and convolute universal forms and objects—disks, spheres, columns, and cubes. Disco con sfera mixes allusions to ancient civilizations and modern industry, deepest space, and natural and manmade scars on our own planet.

-Hannah Blunt, Assocaite Curator, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum (Sept. 2016)