Berto Lardera | the artist
The artist Berto Lardera
Born 1911, La Spezia, Italy.
Died 1989, Paris, France.
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"Volume issues from the air and light that penetrate and fill the voids which the planes themselves, by intersecting them, create". Lardera's artistic experiments are at the limits of the potentialities of sculpture as such…
Berto Lardera was born in 1911 in La Spezia (Italy). Undoubtedly influenced by the occupation of his father, naval engineering, he began sculpting very early. Berto Lardera went to the drawing independent School from 1926 to 1932. His first exhibition was hold in Milan in 1942 then followed by many others…
Humain – Surhumain
In 1947 Lardera moved to Paris, where he remained until his death in 1989. He exhibited at the Galerie Denise René and then at the Salon de Mai and the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles. Lardera's sculpture began with abstract metal structures based on two dimensions, or a flat geometrical plane, which challenged the conventional form of sculpture based around volume and enclosed spaces. Later his work became more diverse, with his geometrical constructions branching out into the horizontal as well as the vertical plane and often resulting in series based on a single theme, such as his Miracles, Aubes and Archanges series…