is one of five Veronesi photograms in Tate’s collection, representative of his experimental formal techniques. Made by arranging objects on photographic paper and then exposing this to light to create the image, the results are abstract studies in pattern and in which lines, dots and spirals make it difficult to decipher the original source of the image.
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Original: Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper. Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government from Massimo Prelz Oltramonti and allocated to Tate 2015. © Comitato Luigi Veronesi, Milano
Luigi Veronesi (28 May 1908 – 25 February 1998) was an Italian photographer, painter, scenographer and film director born in Milan. Veronesi was central to the development of photography in Italy in the inter-war period and immediately following the Second World War. A prominent figure in graphic design and painting, Veronesi was deeply interested in geometry and mathematics and played a central role in the progression of photography in Italy at the time, and formed the photography group La Bussola. He continued to exhibit his work until the late 1980s.