Eduarda Dadamaino (Milano, Lombardia 1935 - 2004)


Dadamaino (born Eduarda Emilia Maino), a self-taught artist and a
member of the Milanese avant-garde, had an incredibly rich and eclectic
career. In the late 1950s, she received attention for her series of blackand-
white canvases, what she called “Volumes,” that featured large
punctured holes, much like Lucio Fontana’s “Buchi” (“Hole”) paintings. At
this time, she was a member of Piero Manzoni's Azimuth Gallery in Milan,
which was connected with Germany’s Group Zero, the Dutch ,Group Nul
and Group Motus in France, though she later went on to join the Nouvelle
Tendence movement whose members included , Bruno Munari, Getulio
Alviani and Jesus Rafael Soto. In the 1970s, Dadamaino explored Op Art in
a series of psychedelic optical paintings, and in the 1980s she developed
original alphabet-like signs that she repeated obsessively in small, textlike
formats on canvas. One of Italy’s most progressive artists, Dadamaino
was twice included in the Venice Biennale.
Italian, 1935–2004, Milan, Italy, based in Milan, Italy

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