Tag : art

Color Aspects

Anyone who uses a computer will sooner or later be faced with a graphics program and will have noticed the presence of some acronyms corresponding to color scales. You may not have wondered what they refer to, but you probably remember RGB or CMYK.   (1)   It should first be noted that the letters, in the composition of the two acronyms, are the initials of the colours constituting them. Red, green, blue for RGB and cyan, magenta, yellow, key […]

Aspects of basic geometric shapes

In one of my previous speeches I dealt with the spatio-temporal trends inherent in the composition (https://www.danilosantinelli.it/danilos-blog/spatio-temporal-trend-of-the-composition/), for the sake of completeness I would now like to introduce some aspects concerning the three basic geometric forms, which are also precious compositional tools: square, circle and triangle.     The square, distinguished by its four equal sides and angles, has no motion, it seems to close on itself, apparently motionless in its solidity suggested by the right angles. The stability and […]

Colonized imagery

Philips PM5544 Monoscope   Let me first explain the title. Think of our generational formation, of how our memory and our way of imagining are bound by what we have seen and stored mnemonically, indelibly marking our identity: cinema, in particular American cinema, or rather Hollywood cinema, with its frenetic sequential narration, profoundly different from European productions, there is also national cinema, but if we think of its cultural impact on a large scale, we must necessarily refer to the […]

5 – Of the absence

This last intervention aims to introduce those contemporary painters who have tried to give representation to the human being today, highlighting the denial of identity given by the socio-cultural, socio-economic and socio-media situation. Where the excess of information, instead of giving voice, has made intelligences, humanity and collective instances mute and annihilated, swallowed up in the deafening noise of the avalanche of images, words and communications, resulting in a paradoxical absence caused by the excess of presence. The subjects and […]

Spatio-temporal trend of the composition

In the previous article (https://www.danilosantinelli.it/danilos-blog/illusoriety-of-realism/) I pointed out that talking about realism within visual texts is improper. In fact, they use codes that address our way of seeing and thinking about the world, and therefore our perception of it, which is far from being real is instead distorted: in this sense, the example of the perspective convergence that our gaze – and the drawing consequently reproduces – perceives – was given. The sense of realism is therefore given by proposing […]

4 – Of minority feeling

Tiziano Veccellio, Supplizio di Marsia (detail), 1570-76   The present intervention is aimed at reconnecting those threads historically broken by the intervention of modernism first and, subsequently, by the definitive cultural deconstruction conducted by postmodernism. It is therefore good, first of all, to conduct a rapid re-examination of the historical-artistic events that have taken place within the contemporary world. As already mentioned, the eighteenth-century body is indelibly marked by the intervention of the Enlightenment, which, through a rationalistic-scientific approach, turns […]

3 – The process of dematerialization of art

Joseph Kosuth, Neon, Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue exhibition from 17 February to 20 May 2012 at la maison rouge, Paris, France   The analysis undertaken in my previous intervention, and that I am continuing here, pays more attention to the material aspect of the pictorial execution, an aspect that constitutes the fulcrum of the identity of painting and its expression, we would otherwise embark on a path of abstraction where the pictorial testimonies are not expressed and […]

Illusoriety of realism

Anonymous, View of an ideal city (detail), 1490-99ca   This, which I am presenting here, is the first in a series of interventions aimed at the dissemination of visual grammars. An aspect that, as I said in the introduction to the blog (https://www.danilosantinelli.it/danilos-blog/two-or-three-things-about-the-blog/), is closely linked to the analysis of the characteristic aspects of postmodernism, given the massive use of images and their wide dissemination implemented by postmodernism as a privileged linguistic vehicle and attributable to its characteristics of speed […]

1 – Modern, postmodern, altermodern, the imaginary in the contemporary era

Photo: Emiliano Russo   We have entered the altermodern era, which succeeded postmodernism and in turn succeeded modernism, what suggested it was the retrospective held in 2011 at the Victoria and Albert Museum entitled Postmodern – Style and Subversion 1970 – 1990, curated by Glenn Adamson and Jane Pavitt, declaring the conclusion of postmodernism itself according to the French critic Nicolas Bourriaud (1965). Now two questions must certainly be asked: the first concerns the date of this conclusion, i.e. the […]

Two or three things about the blog

Although linked to my site, it is not my intention to make this blog a promotional tool of my painting production. Instead, it wants to support my research, which I have never understood only as a visual expression, with a series of reflections on the language of images and on the historical-cultural context of which my generation, whether it wants it or not, must be considered legitimate or illegitimate daughter. I am obviously referring to the postmodernity within which we […]