• Nicola de Maria

    Cardi Gallery | Milan

    It is not easy, today, to paint flowering meadow, with bright green grass and brilliant flowers, as only pure color and material can render. And yet Nicola de Maria continues to do so. A double exhibition in Milan featuring the artist’s most recent series of paintings, as ever showing flowers, seascapes, and starry skies. What is the meaning behind this choice of imagery? It’s not enough to appreciate the elegance and grace revealed in the work by a figure who was considered the only “abstract” artist in the Transavanguardia, nor can we consider de Maria a naive painter, so the question concerns

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