Calendar 1990

Nespolo 1990

Calendar 1990
Burgo, Italian sponsors of the 1990 FIFA world cup commissioned the artist to design a calendar on this particular theme.

 


Ugo Nespolo

Ugo Nespolo, born in Mosso Santa Maria near Biella on August 29th 1941, studied at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti of Turin and then went on to get a degree in Modern Literature showing great interest in semiology.
His career as an artist dates back to the Sixties, the era of Italian Pop Art and the cradle of its future conceptual and Arte Povera movements. He was soon characterized for his distinctly ironical and transgressive stance with a highly personal sense of fun that has become his trademark. Skills which led him to take over a new medium in the 1970’s: the cinema, particularly of the experimental, artistic variety.
The Eighties were the core of his American period and his paintings from that time represent subjects and places common to the American way of life. He created title sequences for various RAI TV shows and ventured into the field of applied arts, creating advertisements that were loyal to the old Avant Garde precept that "art needs to be taken into life", and is convinced that the contemporary artist is under an obligation to escape from the prison house of late Romantic cliché.
The 1990's were active years and include his contribution to the theatre and the creation of the sets and costumes for Donizetti's Elisir D'Amore a production that appeared at the Rome Opera, the Paris Opera and the opera houses of Lausanne, Liège and Metz.
Nespolo is also figure as one the great "Maestros of the Palio" for having painted the two standards for the traditional horse race held in Asti in 2000.
In 2005 he was commissioned to create a number of theme works to be located in the Turin underground for Gtt and went on to decorate, with his unmistakeable flair, the exterior of the shopping centre in Via Livorno.
Nespolo was also chosen to design the Palio of the Assumption for the August 16th 2007 race in Siena.
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Ugo Nespolo