Description & Technical information

As the artist has stated, ‘I really draw. It is easy for me. In reality, the less struggle there is for me the better I produce. It is not that I have a mentality that preplans, but I feel that drawing is about the impalpable…transparency.’

Executed in August 1982, this watercolour can be related to a later painting of the same title L’Isola (The Island), dating from 1993 and depicting a human figure resting alongside a small island in the midst of a sea, in the Würth collection in Germany.

Date:  1982
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Italy
Medium: Watercolour
Signature: Signed, titled, inscribed and dated Agosto 1982 ISOLA / Argentouli.(?) casa pellica(?) / Mimmo Paladino on the verso.

Dimensions: 25.5 x 33.3 cm (10 x 13¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Acquired from the artist by Galerie Bel’Art, Stockholm
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 27 June 1985, lot 763
Stanley J. Seeger, London.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints