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Arnaldo Pomodoro – Italian sculptor and jeweler

Arnaldo Pomodoro 1963 Milan Geometric Sculptural Necklace 18kt Gold Gemstones.
Arnaldo Pomodoro 1963 Milan Geometric Sculptural Necklace 18kt Gold Gemstones.

Arnaldo Pomodoro (Italian: Arnaldo Pomodoro; born June 23, 1926, Morciano, Romagna, Italy), lives and works in Milan, is an Italian sculptor. His brother Gio Pomodoro (1930–2002) was also a sculptor.
Since the mid-1970s, Pomodoro has become known for his unique approach to geometric shapes – columns, cubes, pyramids, spheres and disks. Its massive architectonic forms suggest an ongoing process of self-destruction and regeneration.

Pomodoro Abstract Gold Brooch.
Pomodoro Abstract Gold Brooch.

Trained in jewelry making, Arnaldo Pomodoro combines the careful approach and skill of a craftsman in his work with the techniques and techniques of large-scale works in bronze. His sculpture contrasts the intricate detailing of the jewelry with geometric breadth and clarity. Using basic shapes such as cube, cylinder and sphere, he breaks the pristine polished surface to reveal the inner structure of the form. Beneath the shiny surface of the bronze lies a regulatory mechanism that Pomodoro calls a “sign system, ” similar to the complex system of a language or an organic body. A sphere, for example, not only functions as a geometric shape and analogue of a living body or mineral form, but also resembles a globe. Moving away from frontality, Pomodoro invites the viewer to walk around the ball, conveying a sense of continuous rotational movement.

Sculptural gold bracelet.
Sculptural gold bracelet.

Arnaldo Pomodoro designed the Carapace winery, which became the new wine and architectural mecca of Umbria. Carapace is the only project in which the sculptor decided to try himself as an architect. However, Pomodoro himself calls it the first sculpture in the world in which you can live, work and produce wine.

Gold cufflinks.
Gold cufflinks.
Large ring with a rectangle.
Large ring with a rectangle.
Geometric necklace made of gold and silver.
Geometric necklace made of gold and silver.
Round Solid Geometric Pendant Necklace, Gold.
Round Solid Geometric Pendant Necklace, Gold.
Gold ring with rubies and emeralds.
Gold ring with rubies and emeralds.
Sculptural jewelry by Arnaldo and Gio Pomodoro.
Sculptural jewelry by Arnaldo and Gio Pomodoro.
GOLD BROOCH, ARNALDO POMODORO, 1954. White and yellow gold.
GOLD BROOCH, ARNALDO POMODORO, 1954. White and yellow gold.
Wide hard bracelet made of gold.
Wide hard bracelet made of gold.