art is an infinite treasure trove of emotions. When you fall in ecstasy or in a sort of astonishment in the face of a fresco, a painting or sculpture that it is. Is realized in this way, the aesthetic value the subjective through our senses, to outline the idea of the beautiful and its opposite. A fascinating journey of self-knowledge unfolds, consequently, to interact with the images perceived, in particular those of the artistic masterpieces of any age.
The cover of the first of the monographs, dedicated to Monet
How much repulsion at first sight, you try looking at the paintings of Judith who cuts the head of Holofernes and the Martyrdom of Saint Matthew by Caravaggio, in spite of the unattainable psychological realism, and the skillful play of lights and shadows! How much of perfect harmony, beyond all the philosophical interpretations linked to different myths, in admiring The Primavera and the Birth of Venus by Botticelli! The sensation of stark poverty, lack of virile and the ancient history of the precarious with the dissolving binder of the bodies of mother and son in the Pietà Rondanini of Michelangelo, despite the lightning-fast composition and "vertical" to those times of all-innovative! What will be the surprise, instead, tightening in the throat, in the unexpected freshness and brightness of colour, looking at all the persons proposed in the last supper of Leonardo, although the figure of Christ is absolutely central, almost in a bitter and prophetic loneliness of the afterlife!
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Any member of the public understands the immediate and personal visual imagery of a work, often without the need of being attentive to the temporal location of the author, to the figurative tradition that is constantly changing with the influences in his progressive rideterminarsi the values of philological and expressive critics, acquired in the course of the centuries, front of the perennial compete with previous generations. Therefore, it is undoubtedly necessary for a preliminary approach to the history of art, understood as a field of study and certainly not in and of itself, but rather in cohesion with the other in the awareness of the multidisciplinarity of knowledge, making the language more accessible and more integrated into the life of every day. Because the art must be of and for all.
we Must respect it, defend it, protect it. Any work of art is edible, therefore it must be chewed, enjoyed, rationed, digested, and handed down to the younger. Should not be reduced to pure entertainment for the eyes, the intellect and the soul. It is a common good and universal, which predisposes them to become citizens and better men.
Should not limit the history of art to a succession of historicism or documentary evidence of works, authors and movements in order to deepen in the way of knowledge. The news so transmitted to the end would be soon to forget, most of the times fail for food in the soul of passion and wonder. Is a training pathway, starting from primary schools, that everyone should deal with the joy of learning in order to create an air of curiosity and interconnection to the products of visual, vivid testimony of the human ingenuity. The more that the different artists are not occupied only to painting or sculpture, but in essence multi-faceted, sometimes, mathematics, engineering, architecture, logic, medicine, science, anatomy, physics, poetry, mechanics, and philosophy.
analysis of a work of art involves the knowledge of numerous aspects such as space, form, color, texture, line, movement, texture, value, music.
it Is possible that a work of art resonate? As there are colours, or timbres of one instrument in the orchestra, so it is possible to perceive the music of a painting, once fixed, intensely, you have to close your eyes, and make it resound inside so dreamlike, not leaving to escape the "notes" of every nuance, stroke, alcohol.
To understand that our daily life is highlighted constantly full of artistic work, it is essential to be guided in the reading of any work by the expert and wise pilot. You don't need a pedantic academic, much less a presumptuous prophet. If anything, a lover of the arts, as was Philippe Daverio, a friend to rely on, with security, to the sublime, affable, clear the first popularizer of the art in the television networks, with the innate sense of humor.
it Is he who still has the role of helmsman and companion on the journey, that can lead readers in the twists and turns of the most significant works with the new necklace, Philippe Daverio, tells a series of monographs dedicated to the great masters of the art, in a newsstand with the "Corriere della Sera" on 29 December.
The strength of the well-known scholar and critic, who died recently, is a combination of authority, non-conformity, objectivity, and style is reserved, which proceeded in small steps, supported by tones evocative, gentle, essential and exhaustive, without the need for accommodative nor factious.
Authors and works. The two titles debut in a tribute to the 29 and 30 December
on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 will be in the kiosk, free of charge, with "Corriere della Sera", the first two volumes of the series, Philippe Daverio tells. This is a collection of 50 small monographs (in the plane of the work: the first 25) dedicated to the great masters of history of art, all introduced by the critic, who died on 2 September last. After the release of the first two volumes, Monet, and Botticelli, the following titles will be on the newsstand — from January 5, with Raphael — a, and 5,90 plus the cost of the newspaper. The first volume in the newsstands on the 29th is dedicated to Claude Monet (1840-1926), one of the painters of the founders of Impressionism. Just the works of Monet, Impression, soleil levant (1872; Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris), should, inter alia, the name of the current. In this work, revolutionary for the time, focus all the principles of the new movement, among which have been made of plein air. Writes Daverio in his introduction: "It could be argued that his is the art of the air and the water, of the light robes, and of the nature of the home". Philippe Daverio tells is also a tribute to the critic, teacher, television host, and author of numerous works (among the most recent: my Europe, in small steps, Rizzoli illustrated; the Story of western art, from the Greeks to the Pop Art, Solferino). In 2013 he was awarded by the President of the Republic, the French order of the Légion d'honneur, and President of the Italian Republic, of the Knighthood of arts and letters. Among the upcoming releases: Raphael (January 5); Caravaggio (January 12); Michelangelo (January 19). (j. ch.)