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• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.


The art of Arnaldo Pomodoro


One of the Italian sculptor‘s many Sphere works, part of a series which began in the Sixties. This one is situated at Trinity College, Dublin.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Sculptural collage: Eduardo Paolozzi
The art of Igor Mitoraj



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6 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Steve B


    I didn’t know Pomodoro’s name, but there’s a piece of his called “Il Grande Disco” in Charlotte, NC, USA, that I have always admired.

    (about halfway down the page)

  2. #2 posted by Nathalie (Spacedlaw)


    I love his works too. I saw some work of his at the castle (Rocca) of San Leo, in Marche region, some years ago.
    I wonder if they are still there.

  3. #3 posted by John


    Steve: Thanks. I know someone in Charlotte, I’ll have to mention this to him next time we speak.

    Nathalie: the Vatican grounds had one of the Sphere works although I don’t know whether that was temporary or not. I love the way these things function on a number of different levels, depending how you see them. Many of them look like abandoned artefacts from the future but they can also be viewed metaphorically or seen as merely abstract objects. They seem especially suited to old buildings.

  4. #4 posted by Steve B


    I want to say that the lobby of the building Il Grande Disco is in front of was in the film _Hellraiser III_, but at this moment I can’t remember if Il Grande Disco was visible or not, and I don’t have the film on the shelf here to check. Will check later.

  5. #5 posted by John


    Steve: My Charlotte friend tells me that the Pomodoro disc does indeed appear in Hellraiser III.

  6. #6 posted by giancarlex


    Hello, I have taken some photos of il Grande Disco in Charlotte’s Downtown in january 2008. It’s amazing. May be in front of the Bank Of America Tower.






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