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Born in 1912 in Venice Italy, is among the most renowned painters of the mid 20th century in Italy. Nando worked in Assisi, St Francis of Assisi, near Perugia, in the region of Umbria and Milan, Italy. But, Nando will develop most of his art work in Paris, France.
In 1946 after working for Italian newspapers “Avanti” and “Il Corriere Della Sera” as a satirical political cartoonist and writing extensively for the newspapers, Nando continued to write but on the canvas of his paintings which contributes to a characteristic and a unique trade mark. Indeed, the essays are in a form of the painter’s journal written in French, Nando’s second language. He commented on his paintings as they related to his thoughts, documenting his life and his problems researching the Pure Esthetic, while the achievement of the particular painting Nando was working on.
During the same period, Nando used his artistic talent, against his will, in extremely large ebony sculptures composed with thin cords and nails on wood sculptures as it was the artistic trend in Italy at the time. He was considered the most talented in this particular field according to his contemporaries. Lastly, Nando worked also in bronze and terracotta sculptures of which Nando’s family still has the moulds. Nando collaborated in various projects with Pablo Picasso early in his career and had intended to work on certain projects with Salvator Dalli toward the end of Nando’s career. However, this never occurred due to his untimely death.
In 1951, Nando leaves Italy for Paris, France, where the mentality was more open to accept Nando’s new expression of art, in black and white, which will evolve into colour in the late 70s. Indeed, Nando’s paintings are stimulated now by the passion of drawing full body forms of nude women, with voluptuous breasts, thighs and hair-dos, elegant thin, long hands, with majestic eyes catching your first attention to the painting. This topic will be Nando’s favorite subject that he will master until his death in 1987 in Milan, Italy. He dies from a thrombosis in the arms of Angela, his sister, also known as Nini.
There is no other painter that you could compare Nando with as he had a very determined area within the art industry. The paintings that we are presenting to you in this website are available in unframed posters. The reason being that Nando wanted his public to also research as much as possible the Pure Esthetic. What is the Pure Esthetic?
According to Nando: in all the aspects of the mind, is to create yourself a problem, resolve it; and confront another problem, then a third one, etc…; in art, therefore creating an esthetic problem and resolving it.And, therefore we want to stimulate every customer in their imagination and taste of decor to frame Nando’s paintings which can indeed adapt to any type of house, room, antique or modern styles and foremost your solution to Pure Esthetic.
These selected paintings are available today in poster format, which have never been reproduced until today. Nando, would have wished to strive to fulfill your art culture and your Pure Esthetic.
To conclude, Nando’s theory was:
Art is reason. Art is solution of Esthetic problems, therefore Art is research.