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  • The relationship between Kubrick and painting

    There is a close relationship between Kubrick's movies and visual arts, especially since 2001: A Space Odyssey. Each image of Kubrick's films stems from in-depth studies, becoming an essential visual experience, therefore, linked to the needs of a rigorous and very meticulous intervention. It is well known that Kubrick, in Barry Lyndon (1975), has admirably reconstructed the vicissitudes of the main character making ample reference to the English iconography of the eighteenth century, with the firm conviction that art is the only faithful repertoire for those who wish to recreate in images events projected...Read More

    02/06/2019 Art Blog 508
  • The origins of painting

    The origins of painting are lost in the mists of time. A legend tells that a young girl from Corinth, daughter of the potter artist Butades, was madly in love with a young boy. Since he had to leave, to preserve her memory, he outlined her profile on the wall tracing the shape of her shadow; that was how painting was born, the fruit of a woman's love for a man. The birth of painting took place starting from a line, from a drawing that, from the beginning, forms the foundation of all the arts. Beyond the myth, with its enormous spectrum of application, drawing is the main tool of every design, both artistic and...Read More

    12/23/2018 Art Blog 2019
  • Symbolism in painting

    To create an iconographic image, the painter usually draws inspiration from a literary source, elaborating it into compositional schemes suitable for figurative art. The literary concept is artistically reinterpreted and sometimes undergoes slight variations in order to integrate and contextualize the message at the time in which the artwork is created. Identifying the subject or the subjects of the painting, together with the theme represented in it, is of fundamental importance for a correct evaluation of the painting. Knowing how to recognize the content of a painting is essential in order to penetrate and...Read More

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