Have you ever wondered how the famous Venice Architecture Biennale came about?
At a time when architecture was searching for its place in artistic events, a series of events led to the creation of an important platform for the presentation and discussion of architectural ideas. Among them, the Europe/America confrontation played a crucial role in the early years of the Architecture Biennale’s development.
In this post, I want to take you on a journey that led to the birth of the Venice Architecture Biennale, analysing how an exhibition anticipated the milestones towards its global recognition.
Birth of the Venice Architecture Biennale: history of a revolution
Lo scolabottiglie di Duchamp
Are you ready to explore a fascinating artistic world, where idea and thought become the main ingredients of works of art that challenge traditional conventions?
With this post, I invite you to embark on a journey through an extraordinary artistic universe, where idea, thought and reflection are the undisputed protagonists of works of art. Together we will explore the fascinating world of conceptual art, a movement that revolutionised the artistic landscape of the 20th century and continues to inspire and challenge our perceptions of creativity and artistic expression.
Are you ready to immerse yourself in this extraordinary adventure? Then get ready to discover how conceptual art changed the course of art history and how its connection with the genius Marcel Duchamp marked a fundamental turning point.
Conceptual Art: the new horizon of artistic expression and its artists
Bottle and Fishes c.1910-2 Georges Braque
If you are looking to understand more about Cubism, you are in the right place. In this post I will take you into the fascinating world in which art comes to life through the fragmentation of reality and the decomposition of forms.
Cubism was a revolutionary movement that fascinated and challenged artistic conventions throughout history. Prepare to abandon conventional perspectives and immerse yourself in a three-dimensional universe that invites the viewer to decompose and recompose the world. Together, we will explore the phases of Cubism, its influences and the works of its extraordinary protagonists, on a journey in search of the true essence of art.
Cubism and the fragmented reality of the 20th century
Gothic cathedrals are the most fascinating architectural wonders that history has left us. These magnificent structures dating back to the second half of the 12th century shaped the history of art and architecture, expressing the taste, values and religiosity of the society of their time. With their unique style and innovative technical solutions, Gothic cathedrals have become symbols of spirituality and transcendence.
In this article, we will explore together the distinctive features of these impressive constructions and immerse ourselves in the fascinating combination of aesthetics and technological progress that makes them still objects of admiration today. Join me on this adventure into the past as we discover together the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world.
Gothic cathedrals, symbols of spirituality and transcendence
Sculpture is fascinating because through various techniques it allows the creation of extraordinary works such as Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne or Canova’s seductive Paolina Borghese. However, there is one technique that has fascinated all ages and never ceases to seduce artists and visitors even today. I refer to bas-relief, an artistic technique that has evolved over the centuries, transforming static observation into an immersive, three-dimensional experience.
Through the exploration of five masterpieces, we will discover how bas-relief has left an indelible mark on the history of art.
The evolution of bas-relief through 5 masterpieces