Berto Lardera and the shape of metal

Berto Lardera, sculture - sculptures

Untitled, private collection

In his work, Ligurian sculptor Berto Lardera (1911-1989) used iron, bronze, stainless steel, copper and aluminum to express a creative language that – in constant evolution towards complete synthesis – he “spoke” throughout his creative life, most of which he spent in Paris.

Metal planes intersecting in 3D, sickles, perforated geometric shapes, cogged wheels, crescents and sharp spears all come together in the harmony of his often monumental sculptures, some of which can be admired in public spaces – such as Grenoble’s Conservatoire National de la Région and Berlin’s Hansa district.

Here are some select works from Lardera’s extensive production.

February 9, 2016