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Emilio Tadini

1927 - 2002
Milan, Italy

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Emilio Tadini was born in Milan in 1927. He graduated in literature. In 1947 he made his debut on the "Politecnico" of Vittorini with a short poem which was followed by an intense critical and theoretical activity on art (Possibility of a relationship 1960, Alternative current 1962, the ample essay L'organicità del reale, on "Il Verri" ).

In 1963 he released his first novel, L'armi, amore (Rizzoli), followed in 1982 by the second L'opera (Einaudi), in 1983 La lunga notte, (Rizzoli), in 1992 the poetry book L ' set of things (Garzanti), in 1993 the last novel La tempesta (Einaudi) from which a theatrical version was taken. In 1995 the essay The eye of the painting (Garzanti), in 1997 La Deposizione (Einaudi) and in 1998 the essay La Distance (Einaudi). See more information on the books

The work of painting has been associated with critical and literary work since the late 1950s. His first personal exhibition was in 1961 at the Galleria del Cavallino in Venice. From the beginning, Tadini developed his painting for large cycles, building the painting according to a technique of overlapping temporal planes in which I remember and reality, tragic and comic, play continuously one against the other.

He holds only exhibitions abroad, Paris, Stockholm, Brussels, London, Antwerp, the United States and South America, both in galleries and in public spaces and museums. It is also present in numerous group shows. In 1978 and 1982 he was invited to the Venice Biennale. In 1986 he held a major exhibition at the Rotonda della Besana in Milan where he exhibited a series of paintings that heralded the cycle of refugees and one dedicated to Italian cities, then presented in 1988 at the Tour fromage of Aosta. In 1990 he exhibited seven large triptychs at Studio Marconi. In 1992 the show Oltremare at the Galerie du Center in Paris and in 1993 inaugurated an exhibition with new works at Studio Marconi in Milan.

In 1995 at the Villa delle Rose in Bologna eight great triptychs of The Dance of the Philosophers are presented. From the autumn of 1995 until the summer of 1996, a major anthological and itinerant exhibition took place in Germany in the museums of Stralsund, Bochum and Darmstadt accompanied by a monograph edited by Artura Carlo Quintavalle. In 1996 the show of The Dance of the Philosophers is presented at the Giò Marconi Gallery. Tadini becomes a commentator for the Corriere della Sera and from 1997 to 2000 he was president of the Brera Academy. In 1997 he exhibited at the Galerie Karin Fesel in Düsseldorf, the Galerie Georges Fall in Paris and the Museum of Castelvecchio in Verona. The last cycles painted are those of the Still lifes and of the Fables that in 1999 were presented at the Die Galerie in Frankfurt. In 2001 the city of Milan paid him homage with an anthological exhibition Emilio Tadini. Works 1959/2000 at the Royal Palace. Also in 2001 in April the exhibition of watercolors Le figure le cose is held at the Giò Marconi Gallery in Milan.

Tadini died in 2002.

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