• Maurizio Cannavacciuolo

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Neapolitan artist Maurizio Cannavacciuolo is known for his puzzlelike paintings and wall drawings that densely intertwine decorative patterns, sketches of architectural elements, and images of humans and animals. A recent participant in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s artist-in-residence program, which was founded in 1992 to showcase contemporary art in a gallery separate from the unchanging permanent collection, Cannavacciuolo (selected by contemporary curator Pieranna Cavalchini to help celebrate the museum’s centennial) spent his fall 2003 residency studying and photographing the museum’s

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