04 gennaio 2018 0:00
Mi piace ricordare Betty Woodman (1930-2018) a Firenze al Museo Marino Marini in occasione della mostra curata da Vincenzo De Bellis, che ripercorreva gli ultimi quindici anni del suo lavoro. Un omaggio all’artista che aveva scelto l’Italia e le colline toscane come patria d’adozione. Betty Woodman era innamorata dell'Italia, che visitò per la prima volta nel 1951, dove lei e il marito George, che sposò nel 1953, tornavano ogni anno. L’incontro con l’artista, nel settembre 2015, avvenne in un momento molto delicato, ma allo stesso tempo seducente: le ultime fasi dell’allestimento dell’esposizione dove le sue opere dialogavano con il lavoro scultoreo di Marino Marini.
I like to remember Betty Woodman (1930-2018) in Florence at the Marino Marini Museum on the occasion of the exhibition curated by Vincenzo De Bellis, which retraced the last fifteen years of his work. A tribute to the artist who had chosen Italy and the Tuscan hills as a home of adoption. Betty Woodman was in love with Italy, which she visited for the first time in 1951, where she and her husband George, whom he married in 1953, returned every year. The meeting with the artist, in September 2015, took place in a very delicate, but at the same time seductive moment: the last phases of the exhibition setting where her works interacted with the sculptural work of Marino Marini. . The clay remains the basic material, but the work of Betty Woodman with its wild colors and its eccentric forms, has progressively violated the boundary between applied art and fine art, mixing painting and sculpture together. During his artistic career Betty Woodman has been able to reinvent the concept of ceramic, finding a personal and highly authorial placement within the contemporary art scene.