About this artwork

'Silent Blood' was painted in 1979 but reworked by the artist several years later, when the wooden head was added. Paladino began making sculptures in 1982 and from that date incorporated sculptural elements into his canvases. In the late-1970s and early-1980s Paladino produced a series of monochromatic paintings in primary colours, such as the rich red of this work. His paintings seem to concern mysterious religious and pagan rituals and the world of the dead, but they escape specific interpretations.

  • title:
    Silenzioso Sangue [Silent Blood]
  • accession number:
    GMA 3017
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  • materials:
    Oil, wax and wood on canvas
  • date created:
    1979 / 1985
  • measurements:
    213.50 x 140.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1987
  • copyright:
    © MIMMO PALADINI
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Mimmo Paladino

Mimmo Paladino