Jean Da Milano, Composition, Oil on Paper, 1974, France
Jean Da Milano (1928-2017), Abstract composition,
Oil on paper,
Signed lower right,
N° 881-74, n° 494,
Measures : Height 65,5 cm, Width 50 cm
Jean Da Milano is an abstract painter from Nice who was cradled by the rich breeding ground of the School of Nice and its artists. Active from the 1960s to the 2008s, his works were forgotten and rediscovered by the HARTER Gallery, which today highlights his touch. According to Agnès Roux, Honorary Secretary for Culture, “Jean Da Milano is one of those modest painters who knew how to develop abstract painting alongside his contemporaries. In an infinite world, the kinetic object on an astral background gradually transforms into a pictorial relief, where the painting falsely becomes painting and invisibly paper. The humility of its formats does not give the work the fullness it deserves. But the almighty gaze of the spectator engenders the feelings and sensations of a cosmogonic painting steeped in universality ". We indeed observe in his work an evolution which begins with an almost cosmic painting in the 70s, then what we could qualify as “implosions” in the 80s and finally, a real research on paper and pictorial relief. in the 2000s. According to Georges Braque "Everyone is a creator, the viewer is himself a creator, it is the way of seeing that gives life to the object. " Personal exhibitions: - 1992: Golden Gallery Nice - 1988: Acropolis Nice - 1982: Municipal Gallery Renoir Nice - 1977: Municipal Museum Saint-Paul-de-Vence Collective exhibitions: - 1992: Golden Gallery - 1991: Golden Gallery - 1990: Golden Gallery - Art Jonction - 1989: Nice university center - 1987: Acropolis - 1985: Chapel of Mercy Vallauris - 1984: CIAC Paris and Chapelle des Pénitents in Péone - 1983: Art Expo Dallas Texas and Art Expo New York - 1980: Galerie Waterlot Nice - 1971: Necrolium Nice - 1970: Maison de la Culture Magnan Nice and Musée de la Salle Marine Nice - 1969: Galerie Le Nombre d´Or Nice - 1968: Musée de la Salle Marine Nice and Galerie Salmon Nice - 1966: Paul Langevin Biot school group - 1965: Chapelle St Esprit Valbonne Awards: - 1983: New-York - Silver Medal - Art Expo - 1983: St Raphaël - 1st International Grand Prix of Plastic Arts - 1982: Paris - Salon of French Artists - 1980: Paris - Grand Prix Signature.