- Where: Genoa, Circolo della Stampa
When Novaresio came back from his first trip to Somalia, he brought with him the results of his African artistic research. As critics pointed out, the artist was not interested in ‘easy’ exoticism: on the contrary, he wanted to portray reality with incisive and concise signs. Those displayed here were the works exhibited the same year in Mogadishu.
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In 1971, Novaresio moved to the small town of Godiasco (Pavia), away from the chaos of Rome: he rented an old mill and turned it into his studio.
Three years later, he exhibited again in Genoa at the Galleria Il Punto: this large retrospective traced the artist’s career from the 1940’s up to the series of paintings entitled 8 proposte per un manifesto contro la guerra [8 proposals for an anti-war manifesto], which testified the atrocities of war. He then held a traveling exhibition on the motorship Irpinia, which called at Alexandria, Beirut, Kaifa, Istanbul and Athens.