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He also created many paintings and tapestries. "First of all I like wool, its
warmth...In tapestry, I can use both colour and graphic design” wrote
the artist in “Sculpture”, Paris, 1968. Better known as a sculptor,
Gilioli would design his first cartoon in 1949, before winning in 1957
the Tapestry Prize at the Biennial in Sao Paulo ; in all he designed
around a hundred tapestries, woven by the Pinton and Picaud workshops.
This tapestries revealed the artist's taste for pure colours used in geometric shapes and strictly abstract orientations. Extreme rigor, geometric simplification are recurrent in his work. This
is one of the most refined tapestry existing of Gilioli’s, this épuré
style is very representative of his beautiful work.