Emilio Tadini (1927-2002)

Emilio Tadini is a figurative post-war italian artist which brought originality and vivacity to the Italian cultural scene: at the beginning of the 1950s he started his successful career as painter, exhibiting his works for the first time in Venice, at Il Cavallino gallery, in 1961.

At the same time he developed his ability as writer and theorist.


Tadini works on great cycles building the scene by overlapping planes and gaining vitality thanks to a set of temporal and emotional elements (past and present, memories and reality, comedy and tragedy).

Cubism and Surrealism are the most important artistic movements in relation to his work because they “seek to expand the expressive possibilities of reason in new regions of the real”.

The contemporaneity of the events is costant in Tadini’s artistic work: in his thematic cycles, which can be also connected with Pop Art, we can find literary elements, characters, dreams and ordinary objects.


After the 1960s he hold personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, Bologna, Milano, Siena and Venice, in Europe, Anversa, Bruxelles, London, Paris, Stockholm, and in Usa.

Emilio Tadini worked as reporter for the famous Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera; in 1997 he was nominated president of Brera Academy in Milan.  


"Fiaba", 2000
"Fiaba", 2000

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"Fiaba", 2000
"Fiaba", 2000

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oil on canvas

100 x 80 cm


Provenance: Private Collection, Milan, Italy.