Fabrizio Plessi, Acqua che sale #T116, 2021, programma digitale e sonoro, cm 163×163.
DIGITAL EMOTIONS IN THE WORKS OF FABRIZIO PLESSI
In the panorama of Italian video art, Fabrizio Plessi’s works are considered the most important because he is a pioneer, one of the first experimenters of digital matter in Italy, so much so as to be defined as ‘the aborigine of digital’.
Fabrizio Plessi is an artist who has been able to combine nature and artifice, art and technology, giving life to poetic creations of great evocative impact, where natural elements such as water, fire, lightning, and earth are the absolute protagonists, in an unstoppable flow of images.
works by Fabrizio Plessi
WHO WAS RAFFAELLO’S YOUNG WOMAN AND WHERE TO SEE HER TODAY
Who was actually Raphael’s young woman (La Muta) and why did the artist correct the work several times?
This portrait has sparked scholarly speculation, prompted investigations in the archives and fuelled many stories, but still has not unravelled its mysteries.
We know almost nothing about the true identity of Raphael’s young woman, but in this post I tell you about the events that have made this work even more fascinating and reveal where you can see it today.
Raphael’s Young Woman
Richard Avedon, Self-portrait, Provo, Utah, August 20, 1980 © The Richard Avedon Foundation
PORTRAITS AND PHOTOS BY FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD AVEDON
Richard Avedon’s portraits and photos are among the most innovative images of the 20th century.
Not only did Avedon revolutionise the way models were photographed, transforming them from static subjects to leading actresses of the set, showing their human side as well, but his striking celebrity portraits, in black and white and often in large format, were the first shots capable of revealing the innermost psychological side of the person portrayed.
For this reason, Richard Avedon is one of the undisputed masters of 20th century photography, who has taken photos that have made history and have that capacity, that only masterpieces have, to inspire in the observer the desire to create a story around that image, trying to build the plot of the events that happened before and after that shot.
The photographs of Richard Avedon
THE ROYAL PALACE OF VENICE: THE ROYAL ROOMS OF THE CORRER MUSEUM
Did you know that there is a Royal Palace in Venice?
I am familiar with Venice and the Doge’s Palace, the residence of the Doge, but I had no idea that there was also the Royal Palace of Venice.
I had the privilege of seeing a preview of the twenty Royal Halls of Venice and I was left speechless!
After almost a century of oblivion, the Royal Palace of Venice, the symbol of 19th-century Venice where the city’s history unfolded after the fall of the Serenissima republic, has returned to shine.
It is a new itinerary of the Correr Museum and can be visited with the entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace, which also gives access to the Museums of St Mark’s Square.
Davide Cantoni, Coral Bleaching Australia (2017), pastelli colorati, cm 122 x 184
THE PAIN OF THE WORLD IN THE WORKS OF DAVIDE CANTONI
Considered an artist of great interest for his innovative technique and the intensity of the stories he tells and reinterprets through his work, Davide Cantoni has recently devoted himself to the development of two interesting cycles of works: Les Etrangers and the works on the consequences of global warming (2 degrees).
Created using the famous technique of burning paper with a magnifying glass, Davide Cantoni’s works are inspired by images published in the New York Times and are designed to come into direct visual contact with the famous sculptures on display at the MANN Museum in Naples.
A kind of dialogue but also a clash between giants and common men, indelible history and passing news, great deeds that are forever imprinted in the collective memory and episodes that briefly intrigue but are soon forgotten.
The works of Davide Cantoni