Old Master paintings and images of Classical Antiquity typically characterize the work of Giulio Paolini. The artist’s “citations” from illustrious examples of European art history have often been seen as a distinguishing feature of his poetics. Stephen Bann, Daniel Soutif, Denis Viva, and Claudio Zambianchi take a new look at the meanings and procedures of this uniquely Paolinian “grammar,” by examining some of the works and their relationship with the iconographic sources.
These four essays comprise the second volume of the “In tema” series, curated by the Fondazione Giulio e Anna Paolini, and dedicated to the key themes underpinning Giulio Paolini’s artistic exploration.
As in the previous books dedicated to Giulio Paolini, Giulio Paolini. Il passato al presente is enhanced by an original design (a concertina folded insert) created by Giulio Paolinii especially for the occasion.