Arnaldo Pomodoro (Morciano di Romagna June 23, 1926)
After a childhood spent in the Marche countryside, he moved with his family to Pesaro. Together with his brother Gio, also a sculptor, Arnaldo formed his talent chiseling pieces of jewellery.
The acquired skill to make jewellery and small sculptures in gold, gives birth to his artwork.
After the death of his father, the two brothers moved to Milan, where they attended the artistic environment of the Brera Academy. They meet Lucio Fontana, Enrico Baj, Umberto Milani, Emilio Scanavino, Gianni Dova and Ugo Mulas. In Milan they began to exhibit their first artwork, while in 1956 they participated in the Venice Biennale in the medals sector.
Then came the giant leap towards sculpturing that turns Arnaldo Pomodoro into one of the most famous and popular artists in the world: apart from the precious gold stones, less courtly and unknown materials take over in his sculptures of that time – along side with bronze, tin, lead and concrete - while the search for shapes becomes more personal and innovative, he juggles a mix of solids, voids and signs that participate in this informal international culture.
His monumental artwork is displayed in the Vatican, Rome, Milan and in The United States.
At Capri Palace, Pomodoro created a shallow wall – the theme in which remains very dear to the informal poetic artist as it was there that he started his career as a young artist – it accompanies visitors from the outside of the square to the inside of the White Museum.