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  • View of “Ettore Spalletti,” 2019. Background: Dittico, oro 9 (Diptych, Gold 9), 2019. From left: Vado di sole (I Go For the Sun), 2018; Ma, sì, azzurro (But, Yes, Blue), 2018.

    View of “Ettore Spalletti,” 2019. Background: Dittico, oro 9 (Diptych, Gold 9), 2019. From left: Vado di sole (I Go For the Sun), 2018; Ma, sì, azzurro (But, Yes, Blue), 2018.

    Ettore Spalletti

    Nouveau Musée National de Monaco | Villa Paloma

    Ettore Spalletti’s exhibition at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco opened at the institution’s Villa Paloma space only a few months before the artist’s death this past October. As a consequence, the show, titled “Ombre d’azur, transparence” (Azure Shadow, Transparency), took on the significance of a spiritual testament—one both radical and poetic. Featuring some thirty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper made between 1981 and 2019, the presentation traced a path that unfolded according to sensory connections rather than to chronology. Paying homage to color and light, to clarity and

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