Arnaldo Pomodoro is an Italian artist born in Montefeltro in 1926. He started his carrier in Milan in the 1950s with high-reliefs which was also considered “sculptural writing.” Nevertheless, his better-known spherical bronze sculptures came in during the 1960s. He also used other geometrical shapes such as discs, pyramids, cones, columns, and cubes. Through carving into the perfect and shiny surfaces of these bronze spheres, Pomodoro reveals the chaos inside the order. Pomodoro sometimes also includes a smaller sphere within a sphere which symbolizes the birth of a more orderly world from a larger world of disorder.
The artist also started to shift toward monumental sculpture after he was commissioned to create a sphere for the Expo in Montreal in 1966. Accordingly, it is possible to see the works of Pomodoro in several places around the world such as Los Angeles, Dublin, Tokyo, Tehran, the Vatican, New York, Paris, etc. Here are some of Pomodoro’s best works.