February 1, 2020

Detroit Underground

Coesist or die Detroit Underground
Coesist or die Detroit Underground

Mark Klink digital art
Mark Klink digital art

January 22, 2020

Alessandro Reggioli

Serigrafia Alessandro Reggioli

Alessandro Reggioli lives and works in Florence where he was born in 1971. In 1989 he graduated from Artistic Lyceum and in 1995 he finished his studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. Since 1995 Reggioli has been exhibiting his works in Florence and Italy enjoying the appreciation of the academic community and of art critics like Carlo Pedretti, Vincenzo Mollica, Alberto Agazzani and Daniela Marcheschi. These acknowledgements give him visibility: Reggioli has institutional solo exhibits all around Italy. In 2003 at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan, in 2004 at the Pinacoteca civica of Bondeno near Ferrara, in 2007 at the Palazzo Pretorio in Certaldo. In 2008 in the setting of the Roman Theatre and inside the Archaelogical Museum of Fiesole. In 2010 in the Sala delle Colonne in Pontassieve and in 2011 Reggioli takes part in the Sculpture Biennal in Rome. Furthermore, in 2012 he exhibits at the “Sixtieth Anniversary of Contemporary Art” in French Riviera, in 2013 and 2016 at MACS in Catania and in 2017 at Palazzo Ferrero and Palazzo Gromo Losa in Biella.

Alessandro Reggioli Painting

Alessandro Reggioli Painting

Alessandro Reggioli Painting

Alessandro Reggioli Painting

Alessandro Reggioli Painting

December 9, 2013

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March 20, 2013


July 4, 2010

Soft colour.....Metaphysics Art

Gadamer, Adorno, Lyotard
Art and Metaphysic

After the collapse of the general thesis of Idealism, however spirit is strictly one aspect of artworks....it is not in any way present without what is opposed to it (i.e. non-spirit). Constitutively, the spirit of artworks is not pure.

Only as spirit is art the opposite of empirical reality, which (qua this opposite) becomes the determinate negation of the existing world order.

May 18, 2010

The Black And White

Black and White? Is there any place of artistic attitude that excludes this colour dimension? The contemporary influencies of cement of architectural geometry is the base of modern colour. Re-thinking the dimension of colour and materials: we don't forget the ground floor of essential depiction.....

April 23, 2010

City Of Craft......

Shanell Papp is a Saskatchewan-based artist who we're thrilled to have participating in this year's installation programming. Her contribution to City of Craft.

March 22, 2010

Keine: The film with Wittgenstein, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Majakovskij

Keine is a short film in which there are Wittgenstein, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Majakovskij. They decided to kill God and they speak about problems of philosophy. With a lot of heavy actions they complete the mission....

March 4, 2010

Giacomo Balla: dynamism of a dog on a leash

Giacomo Balla: dynamism of a dog on a leashGiacomo Balla's oeuvre was characterized by continual development. In the first phase of Futurism, Balla defined a type of dynamism that captured physical motion in the painted image. In parallel he developed colour-light schemes and varied them in a range of patterns. After 1915 Balla explored the potentials of expansive plastic forms that reflected a univerals Futurist theory of energy. In addition, he translated his pictorial approaches into craft applications. Dynamism of a dog on a leash (Dinamismo di un cane al guinzaglio) is the first Futurist painting in which Balla defined his position as if in a visual manifesto. He has divided the movements of a woman walking her dog into a multiple separeted motion sequences. A horse did not have four but twenty legs, mantained the "Thecnical Manifesto of Futurist Painting", which Balla among others signed in 1910. The device of multiplayng limbs was developed by reference to the chronophotographs of Etienne-Jules Marey, who back in 1882 sequentially reproduced the gait and flight of human beings, animals and birdsusing a special construction known as a photographic gun. Marey's analysis resultedin a graphic sequence of motions, which Balla copied almost exactly in studies maded in 1912.

February 23, 2010

The essence of Futurism

"Futurism as a rebellion of life,
intuition and feeling,
as a stimulating and stormy spring,
declares merciless war on that doctrine,
those individuals,
those works which repeat the past
to the detriment of the future,
keep it alive and celebrate it"
Francesco Balilla Pratella

February 22, 2010

Fortunato Depero: Bolted Book

Fortunato Depero: Bolted Book
Fortunato Depero was the main motive force behind the second wave of Futurism, wich began to gather momentum around 1915-1916. In 1915 he co-authored , with Balla, a Manifesto titled: " Recostruction of the Universe", wich set forth theoretical premises for a revival of Futurism. Now the vitalistic Futurist philosophy was to encopass every field, not only of art but of everyday life as well. With this aim in mind, Depero developed into a true modern Renaissance man, devoting himself to painting, design, sculpture, graphic art, illustration, interior design, stage design, ceramics and writing. As early as 1927, at age 35, he publihed "Depero Futurista", a review of his oeuvre, including literature, from 1913 to 1927.Since the cover and pages were not conventionally bound but held together with bolts, the volume became known as a :" libro bullonato", or bolted book. Published by Dinamo-Azari in MIlan, it is considered the first book-object ever.

February 19, 2010

Gino Severini: Blue Dancer

Gino Severini: Blue Dancer
Blue Dancer (Danseuse Bleue) is a major work of Severini's, who devoted many paintings to the world of theatre, dance and night-life in the big city. The ballet impressions of anEdgar Degas (1834-1917) and the acutely observed milieu studies of a Henri de Toulouse-Lautrect (1864-1901) were now supereseded by a Futurist view which, in Severini's case, would have been unthinkable without the French Cubism of Pablo Picassoand George Braque. Severiniideally utilized the means of the Futuristic aesthetic to create pictorial correspondences for the movement and energy of the dance.

February 18, 2010

Rhythms of objects: Carlo Carrà

Rhythms of objects: Carlo Carrà
Rhythms of Objects (Ritmi di Oggetti) belonged to the early Futurist phase and was one of a series of paintings in which Carrà clearly oriented himself to French Cubism, for he did not share Boccioni's radical rejection of Cubism as a style that traditionally cleaved to the object. In 1899-1900, on the occasion of the World Exposition, the young artist had spent his first protracted period in Paris. In autumn 1911 he made his second trip there, and met Picasso, Braque, Gleizes, Lèger and many others artists of the young French avant-garde. Like the Cubists, Carrà involved himself with the approch of the old master of modernism, Paul Cézanne( 1839-1906). Cézanne once demonstrated the way his pictorial structure worked by interlocking his fingers. Carrà , too, took this interlocking of forms as his model.

February 17, 2010

The revolt in Futurism: Luigi Russolo

Luigi Russolo
Luigi Russolo was a member of the Futurist group in Milan. One of the signers of the "Manifesto of Futurist Painting", by the 1913 he had completed numerous compositions that reflected the cult of machinery and doctrine of Futurist Aesthetics. Yet that same year his interest in music prompted him to change fields and begin experimenting with sounds and noises. The artist's love of music was already reflected in his futuristic paintings. More than his other Italian colleagues, Russolo concentrated on mighty, orchestral chords produced by a few strong colors. This compositions are shot through by synaesthetic stimuli that convey both visual and acoustic experiences. The revolt ( La Rivolta) is one of the early Futurit works to address the current political situation in Italy. Like Umberto Boccioni and Carlo Carrà, he had first-hand experiences of the labour uprisings, unrest and social injustices that grew out of the conflict between rapid industrialization and an outmoded social structure. In a painting like "The Revolt" the Futurist attempted to bridge the gap between utopia and reality.

February 15, 2010

Robot Friends

Our friends in these days.......Everyday we meet someone very similar to a robot....Didn't it? It seems like a normal man, but it is an automa like a golem; it likes to do what someone ask...like a robot...no personality...Wake up it's your life...

Ponte Vecchio a Firenze

Ponte Vecchio a Firenze
Ponte Vecchio a Firenze....

February 11, 2010


The INSIDE ART is an Italian underground movement. It likes inside parts of the body or everything is inside of a big structure; for example the internal part of a washing machine....These structures rappresent the world in which we live, because we understand the world because we are inside the world.....

February 3, 2010

Like a Pencil Gianfi's drawings

The meaning of Laicdis...

The importance of movements

February 2, 2010

2011: Poor Art in Italy

Poor Art A great Poor Art happening will start at the beginning of September 2011 in many Italian cities, like Milan, Rome and Bologna. The project is coordinated by Triennale. It is a very interesting idea indeed, because there will be many different paintings of "poor art" in the most important Italian museums. Poor Art is an artistic movement that was born in Italy in 1967; it is similar to conceptual art, but at the same time it is different, something against the traditional point of view, in which these artists recognise the static prison of ideas. They wanted to create something simple with elementary material ingredients, like clay, iron, plastic, wood or everything else like poor materials. The most important artist of this movement was Germano Celant, but we must also remember Giovanni Anselmo, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giuseppe Penone, Alighiero Boetti e Giulio Paolini.
Poor Art Kunellis

January 25, 2010

Skateboarding is not a crime....

Jim Phillips is a graphic artist best know for his rock posters and surf and skateboard art. From the mid 70's to the late 80's, Jim was the art director for Santa Cruz Skateboards. During that time, Jim dished out hundreds of designs that were used on decks, t-shirts, stickers and in ads. The selection of illustrations found in this book represent a small sampling of Jim's work and his own personal life. Skateboarding was first started in the 1950s, when all across California surfers got the idea of trying to surf the streets. No one really knows who made the first board -- instead, it seems that several people came up with similar ideas at the same time. Several people have claimed to have invented the skateboard first, but nothing can be proved, and skateboarding remains a strange spontaneous creation.In the spring of 1975, skateboarding took an evolutionary boost toward the sport that we see today. In Del Mar, California a slalom and freestyle contest was held at the Ocean Festival.

That day, the Zephyr team showed the world what skateboarding could be. They rode their boards like no one had in the public eye, low and smooth, and skateboarding was taken from being a hobby to something serious and exciting.The Zephyr team had many members, but the most famous are Tony Alva, Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta.Dogtown is an area of West Los Angeles - the poorer, slum area on the south side of Santa Monica that covered Venice Beach and Ocean Park Beaches. Throughout the 1970's, the surfers in Dogtown were aggressive and antisocial. They fit into the stereotype of the time that surfers were poor dropouts. For a lot of these young people, surfing was all they had. California had a record drought in the 70's, which caused a lot of people to empty their swimming pools. The Z-boys saw opportunity, and they dove right in. They would sneak into people's back yards, skate as long as they could, and then run when the police showed up.

January 18, 2010

Wittgenstein: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Wittgenstein: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

The world is everything that is the case.

What is the case, the fact, is the existence of atomic facts.

The logical picture of the facts is the thought.

The thought is the significant proposition.

Propositions are truth-functions of elementary propositions.

(An elementary proposition is a truth-function of itself.)

January 15, 2010

January 12, 2010

Yasuo Sumi e il Gutai

Yasuo Sumi, Gutai
Il movimento artistico del Gutai fu fondato nel 1954 ad Osaka da Jiro Yoschihara, il movimento Gutai rappresenta una delle avanguardie artistiche che ha saputo colpire gli uomini nella loro quotidianeità. Con rappresentazioni teatrali, calligrafismo, performance, pittura e scultura unite ad un grande soffio innovatore trasversale. Il gruppo fu denominato anche "avanguardia sotto il cielo" per la consuetudine di allestire mostre all'aperto.Il significato del nome, «concretezza», di per sé è fuorviante poiché ne copre sì e no la metà dello spirito. «Concretezza» come ripudio della figura, per dar libero sfogo a colate, a stoccate di colore simili a esplosioni, ad atti di macelleria, a un tripudio di vitalismo ispirato a una natura incontenibile.Nelle parole del Manifesto dell’arte Gutai, scritto dal portavoce Yoshihara: «L’arte Gutai dà vita alla materia... La materia rimane tale e, quando viene sollecitata, rivela le sue proprietà, comincia a raccontare la sua storia, a gridarla anche». A rimarcare nella maniera più netta l’infusione di vigore assieme alla riproposta più o meno consapevole delle
avanguardie storiche è l’ambientazione delle mostre, che istintivamente insofferente
alla tradizionale, accademica collocazione in un museo o in una galleria d’arte trasloca al di fuori delle quattro mura per dipanarsi in una pomposa scenografia all’aperto, nel “plein air” dello spazio reale. Yasuo Sumi, GutaiÈ un salto, un’accelerata. Fino ad allora nessun artista aveva osato tanto.Il gruppo Gutai anticipa l' happening, le performance, le installazioni; sono questi artisti che con le loro opere ridisegnano l'arte, essa diventa esperienza e coinvolgimento del pubblico e degli spazi che la ospita.

January 4, 2010

34^ edizione Arte Fiera Art First

29/31 gennaio 2010 - Bologna
Un pò d'arte, di quella seria e contemporanea, in mostra nella nostra Italia a Bologna.
Le tendenze contemporanee sia in visual che in materiali plastici e futiristici da toccare con mano e ammirare con gli occhi alla fiera di Bologna. Il tutto amalgamato da interessanti iniziative: ogni giorno nello spazio Art Café presentazioni di libri e cataloghi per scoprire le ultime novità di editori e gallerie che espongono ad Arte Fiera; ci sarà la sezione Arte Fiera OFF con mostre, film, festival di arti, performance d'artista che coinvolgeranno una molteplicità di luoghi a Bologna e in Emilia Romagna. Nella città inoltre si organizzeranno dei percorsi con installazioni e sculture e con opere tra gli altri di Antony Gormley, Wym Delvoye, Per Barclay, Tony Ousler, Hans Peter Feldmann, Alfredo Jaar fino ai più noti esponenti del movimento artistico inglese come David Hockney, Gilbert&George e Tony Cragg, o ai maestri della fotografia come Thomas Ruff, Anton Corbijn o Luigi Ghirri. Un evento da non perdere in una città da sempre sensibile alle sperimentazioni giovanili e di spessore

December 15, 2009

Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea di Noto

Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea di Noto
La G.A.N. galleria civica di arte contemporanea di Noto, località celebre per l'immensità del suo Barocco, ha organizzato una bella mostra con delle semplici installazioni alquanto interessanti. Dal 15 novembre all'8 dicembre sono state esposte opere di Michele Romano, Francesco Pannuzzo e Amanda Marini. Al piano terra del palazzo è stato allestita un'entrata pittoresca con un opera dei maestri impagliatori siciliani rappresentante una chiesa barocca per poi proseguire con opere di artisti vari che mescolano la tradizione e l'innovazione. Dei bei scorci cromatici fanno da cornice ad una atmosfera calda e mediterranea.
Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea di Noto Ai piani superiori le tele sono disposte ordinate a raffigurare uno spazio aperto e largo, a testimoniare metaforicamente la disponibilità della galleria stessa a installazioni continue. C'è infatti una anticamera che contiene opere stabilmente e una sala più ampia destinata ai nuovi artisti. Il colpo d'occhio è intenso, non forzato poichè i cromatismi si avvicendano gradatamente verso il fondo. Una bella iniziativa della galleria volta a valorizzare le spinte creative delle genti del luogo.

December 10, 2009

December 2, 2009

Addio a Sergio Scatizzi

Sergio Scatizzi

Se ne andato la notte scorsa all'età di 91 anni Sergio Scatizzi. Grande rappresentante dell'informale italiano, Scatizzi ha saputo dare slancio al colore e alla forma con opere sia figurative che non. Nato nel 1918 e da giovanissimo trasferitosi a Roma, in questi anni predilige opere pittoriche incentrate sulla rappresentazione della terra, fiori nature morte. Dopo una parentesi parigina si trasferisce definitivamente a Firenze. Tra il 1939 e il 1942 conosce Giovanni Comisso e successivamente Filippo De Pisis. Sempre ne '42 visita la mostra di De Pisis alla Galleria Barbaraux di Milano e conosce a Bologna Giorgio Morandi.
Sergio Scatizzi Il suo periodo maggiormente stimato è quello degli anni '60, ma egli non si allontana mai dai colori neanche in questi ultimi periodi travagliati dalla malattia. Le opere di scatizzi sono intense, vive e impressionano per la forza del gesto che imprime alla tela sostanza e spessore. Un Grande che fino al 20 novembre scorso esponeva a palazzo Pitti in Firenze la sua mostra intitolata: il Barocco Informale. Domani in mattinata avranno luogo le esequie nella chiesa di San Felice vicino palazzo Pitti