Adelaide Cioni

Bologna, IT, 1976

In Adelaide Cioni’s work, color bursts forth and we are immersed by it. Body-color that is embodied in a shape, becoming volume, surface, or threshold, filling in the space. The display plays by the same rule, saturating the room and offering body-to-body contact. (Perhaps it is in this way of conceiving the relationship between the work, space, and viewer that we more clearly perceive the link with Pascali who, along with Novelli and Mario Merz, has had the most influence on her work).

Flat and matte on paper, this modern-day color squeezed straight from the tube and asked to fill in a simple – and happy – ice cream surprisingly reminds us of a fresco: the pink occupying a nondescript popsicle shape is the same pink that was used by Giotto, the same pink that was chosen by Piero della Francesca. And because this shape is precisely that of something as mundane as an ice cream, I view it not as subject but rather as vehicle, color as means, therefore, in all its seductiveness.

Cecilia Canziani 2019

Gallery exhibitions

Selected works

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Adelaide Cioni, Ab ovo. White egg, 2021, wool stitched on canvas, cm.30,5x24
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one white with red stick, 2020, wool stitched on canvas, cm.156x98
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Adelaide Cioni, Ab ovo. Bolts, 2020, fabric stitched on canvas, cm.134x42
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Adelaide Cioni, Ab ovo. Five red circles, 2020, fabric stitched on canvas, cm.103x82
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one red with wide pink stripe, 2020, Indian ink and vinyl paint on vintage paper, cm.28x22
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Adelaide Cioni, Ab ovo. Green palm, 2020, fabric stitched on canvas, cm.158x118
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Adelaide Cioni, Ab ovo. Four patterns, 2020, fabric stitched on canvas, quadriptych, cm.88x74 each, cm.176x156 overall
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one black with red stick, 2020, wool stitched on canvas, cm.156x98
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Adelaide Cioni, Ab ovo. Yellow lightnings, 2020, Indian ink and oil pastel on paper, 22x28cm
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Adelaide Cioni, Ab ovo. Green alga, 2020, fabric stitched on canvas, cm.104x86
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Adelaide Cioni, Ab ovo. Blue stripes, 2020, wool stitched on canvas, cm.76x56
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Adelaide Cioni, Ab ovo. Green leaf, 2020, wool stitched on canvas, cm.140x128
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Adelaide Cioni, Ab ovo. Red and black triangles, 2020, wool stitched on canvas, cm.37x58
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Adelaide Cioni, Ab ovo. Stars, 2020, fabric stitched on canvas, cm.86x118
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Adelaide Cioni, The black holes, number 3, 2020, wool stitched on canvas, cm.103x84
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, two pink ones with red sticks, 2020, wool stitched on canvas, cm.142x150
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Adelaide Cioni, Il mare, 2019, fabric on flannel, cm.210x210
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Adelaide Cioni, Il sole, 2019, fabric on canvas, cm.240x184
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Adelaide Cioni, Colonna, 2019, fabric and wooden structure with mesh, cm.200x45ø
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one pink, 2019, fabric on canvas, cm.146x95
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one pink, 2019, fabric on canvas, cm.192x144
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Adelaide Cioni, La scacchiera, 2019, fabric on flannel, cm.210x210
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Adelaide Cioni, Scacchiera inutilizzabile rossa, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm.28x22
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one pink, 2019, Indian ink and vinyl paint on vintage paper, cm.28x22
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one yellow, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm.28x22
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one pink with three thin red stripes, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm.28x22
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one pink, one yellow, one blue, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm.22x28
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one with three shades of pink, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm.28x22
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, three pink ones, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm 22x28
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, three yellow ones with red sticks, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm.22x28
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Adelaide Cioni, Bozzetti per il mare, 2019, vinyl paint on vintage paper, series of 6 pages, cm.28x22 each
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one green, 2018, fabric on canvas, cm.192x144
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one blue, 2018, fabric on canvas, cm.192x144
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Adelaide Cioni, 270° attorno a un vaso di tulipani, frame n. 22, 2015, watercolour on paper, diptych, cm.25x18 each
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