BOBO PICCOLI. MOSAIC PAVEMENT AT PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE

BOBO PICCOLI. OPERA PAVIMENTALE A MOSAICO

BOBO PICCOLI
Mosaic Pavement at Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan
1973-1978
Seminato in multi-coloured marble

Four-sided portico on ground floor and upper floors.


The Mosaic Pavement at Palazzo delle Stelline created by Bobo Piccoli (1927-1981 ) is among the most significant examples of the artist's research, in which architectural projects go hand in hand with painting in a quest geared to the unity of the arts. In this work, started in 1973 -as in the signature with date on the floor at the entrance of the building- and ended in 1978, the artist's vision assumes an environmental dimension that characterises the whole building, from the spaces on the ground floor overlooking the cloister to the upper floors.
The iconographic, zoomorphic and phytomorphic motifs of these floors are the same as those found in the artist’s paintings and drawings from the ‘70s. Plants, leaves, flowers and birds all have a clear reference to both the figurative surrealism and the mosaics of classical Greece.

A careful conservative restoration of the flooring was completed in January 2015.

 

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