sabella Pers Da l’Acqua o Da lo Specchio video frame 2021 Credits Giuseppe Santoro e Federico Gennaro
CLIMATE IN ART: THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET ACCORDING TO ARTISTS
How is the climate issue addressed in art and which artists are describing the drama of climate change?
In this post I propose the works and paths of some artists who are tackling dramatically urgent issues and trying to make us reflect on what the future of the planet will be.
Climate in art
Kane – Betty Boop
FAMOUS BY CHANCE: TRUE STORIES BECOME LEGENDS
It can happen by chance that the true stories of ordinary people become legends and end up in the contemporary collective imagination.
Did you know, for example, that for the creation of the character Indiana Jones, George Lucas was inspired by a man from Padova? And do you know who the real Zorro was?
In this post, I’ll introduce you to some true stories that have become legends and turned people who would otherwise have been forgotten into famous people by accident.
Famous by chance
Jorrit Tornquist, origine della luce, 1961
THE VIBRATIONS OF COLOUR, CLAUDIO ROTTA LORIA, JORRIT TORNQUIST
Two masters of colour, Rotta Loria and Torquist, are the protagonists of a double solo exhibition entitled “The vibrations of color”.
An exhibition that describes the research path involving visual perception, the influence of light and shadows on the artistic support and the importance of the study and design phase for each individual element generated by the creative process.
The vibrations of colour
THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST BY CARAVAGGIO: ANALYSIS AND CURIOUS FACTS
Caravaggio was said to be a tormented artist who painted works destined to be both admired and criticized at the same time. But not everyone knows that the Entombment of Christ was the only painting that was met with general approval.
In this post you’ll discover the only masterpiece by Caravaggio that Napoleon confiscated in Rome and that tried, unsuccessfully, to bring to Paris forever.
Entombment of Christ by Caravaggio: analysis and curious facts
Dr Gindi 2021 – photo courtesy of Braschler/Fischer
IGNITING THE SPARKLE OF THE INFINITE WITH DR GINDI
Known for her airy imagery, Dr Gindi has modelled a name for herself as a sculptor of striking proficiency. The characters in her sculptures are distinctly fragile, fractured with gaps and chasms; at the same time, they are emphatically melodic in their finesse and fugacity as they search for the infinity of human existence.
I talked to Dr Gindi to learn more about her leitmotiv infinity and how it relates to the big questions of our time.
Interview with Dr Gindi