9 May-9 July 2004. Toti Scialoja was an abstract painter after world war two, a poet, writer and teacher of the brightest young artists on the horizon. He was in love with American action painting but misunderstood it. He adored gesture, flinging paint in wide spatters but in a tame and learned fashion. Here his last paintings accentuate this civilised way of presenting roughness even more. They are loose enough, but almost rococo in their immitative manner. The true expression behind action painting is hand-earned freedom, funkiness, courage.
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LUltimo Scialoja 1982-1998.
Galleria Edieuropa, Viale Bruno Buozzi 64, tel. 063220555. 16.00-20.00. Sat and mornings by appointment. Sun and holidays closed.
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