After Michelangelo there is he….Rodin.

François-Auguste-René Rodin one of the greatest artists in history, and certainly the initiator of modern sculpture, was born on November 12, 1840 in Paris. Sculpture is the art that shapes the volume, the three-dimensionality of matter that is form in the beginning in the mind and soul of the artist. Space is the environment with […]

May 12, 2021…100 years ago Joseph Beuys was born.

100 years ago, on May 12, 1921, German artist Joseph Beuys was born. For those who occasionally pop into contemporary art museums, you might come across some of his puzzling, decidedly peculiar, almost “strange”, but tremendously human and familiar works. This artist was a shaman and prophet of his time, and of what was to […]

Angelo Vincenzo De Cillis

Angelo Vincenzo De Cillis was born in 1938 in Trepuzzi (Le), while still young he moved to Manduria. He taught art education in state schools from 1960 to 1996. From 1961 to 1990 he exhibited in the Salento area and in Manduria in cultural circles. From 1970 to 1985 he made numerous works for religious […]

Hans Hartung, the sign of another reality.

One of the marvels of visual artistic expression is the awareness of how culture refines precisely because it establishes comparisons and links between expressions that are also different and at times difficult to categorize. In the case of Hartung’s art, the first reaction is that of the evaluation of the sign, that is, of an […]

Mark Rothko……the color and the absolute.

Well, how can you cry in front of Michelangelo’s Mercy, who sculpted it at the age of 24, taking it off a mountain and then feel equally small in front of expanses of color that “everyone” would know how to do? Art is inside the mind of those who make it because it captures it […]

KIKI SMITH the female art

“I believe in art as our possibility to represent ourselves, to represent our human experiences. Sometimes I create hard images, but for me they are attempts at survival. “ Kiki Smith To be confronted with the art that is expressed by a woman is always fascinating, it is always fascinating from a critical point of […]

LUCIO FONTANA…beyond the canvas…beyond everything…

“When I sit in front of one of my cuts, contemplating it, I suddenly feel a great relaxation of the spirit, I feel a man freed from the slavery of matter, a man who belongs to the vastness of the present and the future.” The first reaction one has when faced with a work by […]

Mondrian… zero individualism.

Reality is the main and natural subject that accompanies man’s life, his count in the universe. What is real is directly proportional to what our senses transmit to us, to what we enter into our consciousness, it is what conditions our behaviour. Reality, if the senses are distorted, can become an aberration and in order […]